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

Choo, Carol, and Burton, André (2018) Smartphone apps for mindfulness interventions for 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 in which smartphone apps can be used as interventions for suicidality.

Objective: We aimed to review recent research that is relevant to smartphone apps that can be used for mindfulness interventions for suicidality in Asian youths.

Methods: The inclusion criteria for this review were: papers published in peer-reviewed journals from 2007 to 2017 with usage of search terms (namely "smartphone application" and “mindfulness”) and screened by an experienced Asian clinician to be of clinical utility for mindfulness interventions for suicidality with Asian youths.

Results: The initial search of databases yielded 375 results. Fourteen 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 apps that can be used for mindfulness interventions for suicidality with Asian youths.

Item ID: 54183
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2291-5222
Keywords: suicidality; Asian youths; smartphone applications; mindfulness
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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in JMIR mhealth and uhealth, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://mhealth.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included

Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU IRG20170005
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 04:07
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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