Clinical Trial

Psychophysiological Effects of a Smartphone Mindfulness Task

Study Description

Evaluating the Psychophysiological Effects of a Smartphone-Based Mindfulness Task

The aim of the present study is to evaluate the psychophysiological effects of a smart phone based mindfulness meditation app (MMA) for individuals with clinically significant symptoms of major depression and/or anxiety, or symptoms of chronic pain. Specifically, the study aims to examine parasympathetic tone using HRV (primary outcome), mind-wandering and present awareness, mood symptoms, and breath focus in groups of participants who self-report clinically significant symptoms of depression and/or anxiety (DA), chronic pain symptoms (CP), as well as control participants who do not meet our criteria for either (Controls (C). All study groups will be randomized to a mindfulness meditation app (MMA+) condition or a mindfulness meditation condition without the app (MMA-) after a brief stress-induction procedure.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Mindfulness Meditation

A meditative practice involving paying attention to present moment experiences and focusing on breathing sensations.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Evaluating the Psychophysiological Effects of a Smartphone-Based Mindfulness Task on Individuals With Clinically Significant Symptoms of Chronic Pain, Depression and Anxiety

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03296007

ParticipAid ID

wdLEge