Smartphone apps for mindfulness interventions with suicidality in Asian youths: literature review

Choo, Carol C., and Burton, André A.D. (2018) Smartphone apps for mindfulness interventions with suicidality in Asian youths: literature review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 6 (6).

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Abstract

Background: The advent of mobile technology has ushered in an era where smartphone applications can be used for intervention for suicidality.

Objective: Review recent research relevant to smartphone application that can be used for mindfulness intervention for suicidality in Asian youths.

Methods: The inclusion criteria for this review is papers published in peer reviewed journals from 2007 to 2017 with usage of search terms namely ‘smartphone application’, and ‘mindfulness’, assessed against the inclusion criteria and screened by an experienced Asian clinician to be of clinical utility for mindfulness intervention for suicidality with Asian youths.

Results: Initial search on databases yielded 375 results. 14 Full text papers that fit the inclusion criteria were assessed for eligibility and 10 papers were included in the current review.

Conclusions: This review highlighted the paucity of evidence-based and empirically validated research into effective smartphone applications that can be used for mindfulness interventions for suicidality with Asian youths.

Item ID: 51579
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2291-5222
Keywords: suicidality; Asian youths; smartphone applications; mindfulness
Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Internal Research Grant IRG20170005
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2017 23:01
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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