Breathing awareness meditation and LifeSkills Training programs influence upon ambulatory blood pressure and sodium excretion among African American adolescents.

@article{Gregoski2011BreathingAM,
  title={Breathing awareness meditation and LifeSkills Training programs influence upon ambulatory blood pressure and sodium excretion among African American adolescents.},
  author={Mathew J. Gregoski and Vernon A. Barnes and Martha S. Tingen and Gregory A. Harshfield and Frank A Treiber},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of breathing awareness meditation (BAM), Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST), and health education control (HEC) on ambulatory blood pressure and sodium excretion in African American adolescents. METHODS Following 3 consecutive days of systolic blood pressure (SBP) screenings, 166 eligible participants (i.e., SBP >50th-95th percentile) were randomized by school to either BAM (n = 53), LST (n = 69), or HEC (n = 44). In-school intervention sessions were administered… CONTINUE READING