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A Mobile-Based Mindfulness Intervention for Chronic Pain

A Mobile-Based Mindfulness Intervention for Chronic Pain

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Title: A Mobile-Based Mindfulness Intervention for Chronic Pain
Author: Latman, Vered Valeria
Abstract: Very little is known about effective interventions for chronic pain in young adults. Available treatments are often inaccessible and unaffordable. The present study tested the effects of a newly developed 12-minute mobile-based mindfulness application on mood, pain intensity and present-awareness in four groups of university students (n=180) with chronic pain, symptoms of depression/anxiety, and condition-free controls with and without a mobile application. Results revealed that anxiety, distress, and anger were significantly reduced post intervention in participants with chronic pain and mood/anxiety symptoms. Pain intensity and present awareness remained unaffected post intervention. This study was one of the first to show the effectiveness of a brief mobile-based intervention in altering unpleasant mood states in young adults with chronic pain and depression/anxiety. These findings have highlighted the potential benefits of using technological interventions to improve mental health symptoms in individuals with chronic pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Subject: Mental health
Keywords: Mobile
Chronic pain
Young adults
Pain intensity
Mobile application
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34378
Supervisor: Katz, Joel D.
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Psychology(Functional Area: Clinical Psychology)
Exam date: 2017-08-16
Publish on: 2018-03-01

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