Introduction: The primary study goal was to assess the feasibility of implementing a Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) in a substance use and methadone clinic using a neuropsychological framework. Methods: Participation interest, retention rates, and feasibility of study design were examined. 13 participants were randomized to waitlist (n = 6) or MBRP (n =7). Associations between baseline variables and retention were examined. Executive function (EF) performance and topological properties of fNIRS resting-state networks were assessed. Results: Power was limited, but quantity of outside treatment was associated with retention. EF was variable, but within the average range. Network analyses revealed small world parameters in resting-state networks using fNIRS. Exploratory correlation analyses between EF and graph metrics were performed. Conclusions: The feasibility of using neuropsychological measures of EF and fNIRS in the context of a RCT in an outpatient substance use clinic was demonstrated.
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Executive Function, fNIRS, Mindfulness, Opioid, Substance Use, Feasibility
Pommy, Jessica. "PILOT RCT OF MBRP IN OUTPATIENT METHADONE CLINIC: A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICALLY-INFORMED APPROACH." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/285