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National University of Ireland, Galway
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Received: 17 October 2017
Accepted: 26 March 2018
First Online: 5 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study received full approval from the National University of Ireland, Galway Research Ethics Committee. Written informed consent was sought from all participants for both their participation and the publication of the results of the research. Participants were reminded of their freedom to withdraw at any time and that their data would be stored securely and anonymously. We had ethical approval to blind participants to their allocated condition and to inform participants that the trial involved comparison of two different forms of meditation rather than fully inform regarding the comparison of mindfulness meditation and a sham meditation at the outset. Full debriefing was carried out following the end of the follow-up data collection. The study was registered in the AEA Social Science Registry before the study was initiated (RCT ID: AEARCTR-0000756) and was registered in the ISRCTN registry following the start of the study to comply with requirements for publishing the study protocol (RCT ID: ISRCTN16588423; [CitationRef removed]).
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