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Citation

Choo CC, Kuek JHL, Burton AAD. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018; 15(12): e15122810.

Affiliation

School of Psychology, Curtin University, Perth 6102, Australia. andre.burton@postgrad.curtin.edu.au.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph15122810

PMID

30544738

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.


Language: en

Keywords

Asian older adults; mindfulness; smartphone applications; suicidality

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