Smartphone applications for mindfulness interventions with suicidality in Asian older adults: a Literature review

Choo, Carol C., Kuek, Jonathan H.L., and Burton, André A.D. (2018) Smartphone applications for mindfulness interventions with suicidality in Asian older adults: a Literature review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (12). 2810.

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Abstract

Elderly suicide is a rising concern. Despite the advent of mobile technology, there remained a gap in the evidence base as to whether smartphone applications could be used for mindfulness intervention for suicidality in Asian older adults. This paper aimed to review recent research relevant to smartphone applications that could be used in providing mindfulness interventions for suicidality to Asian older adults. The inclusion criteria for this review were papers published in peer-reviewed journals from 2008 to 2018 with the usage of specific search terms, namely, 'smartphone application', 'mobile 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 older adults. Initial search on databases yielded 236 results. A total of 35 full text papers that fit the inclusion criteria were assessed for eligibility and 10 papers were included in the current review. This review highlighted the paucity of rigorous empirically validated research into effective smartphone applications that can be used for mindfulness interventions for suicidality with Asian older adults.

Item ID: 56599
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1660-4601
Keywords: suicidality; Asian older adults; smartphone applications; mindfulness
Copyright Information: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Internal Research Grant IRG20180010
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 03:02
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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