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Be Mindful Review

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Credibility

Credibility

4.55 / 5.00

Overall Score: 10/11

Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 1/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 1/1
Research Independence and Review: 2/2
Research Base: 3/3

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Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

2.75 / 5.00

Engagement: 1.50 Functionality: 3.83 Aesthetics: 2.83 Information: 2.83 Subjective quality score: 1.50 Perceived impact score: 2.25 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

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Be Mindful is a web-based program that offers users basic principles of mindfulness to help manage the problems of everyday life. The program is broken down into 10 modules that can be completed online over 4 weeks and provides education and practice in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and is approved by the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS). Be Mindful also provides guided practice, including audio downloads, for users to complete during their daily routine to help mindfulness become an automatic part of living. Users can track their progress in the program, and receive an “Aftercare Pack” in the mail when they finish. Be Mindful has also recently added a free trial program. Mindfulness has been featured heavily in recent research and Be Mindful may be an accessible way for interested users to try it out for themselves.

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Technical Details

Available for: Web
Developer: Wellmind Media Ltd
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR))
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Payment Required
Get it on: Web

Research on this App

In a randomized waitlist control trial (RCT), 118 females were randomized to either an intervention or waitlist control group. Participants completed measures of depression (PHQ-9), anxiety (GAD-7) and perceived stress (PSS-10) at baseline, post-treatment, 3- and 6-month follow-up. Participants who completed the mindfulness intervention reported significantly lower levels of perceived stress, anxiety and depression, when compared with waitlist control participants, and these effects were maintained at follow-up (Querstret, Cropley, & Fife-Schaw. 2018. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12671-018-0925-0)

In another RCT, 60 participants who had been randomized to an intervention group reported significantly lower levels of work-related rumination and fatigue, and significantly higher levels of sleep quality, when compared with waitlist control participants (n = 58). Effects of the intervention were maintained at 3- and 6-month follow-up with medium to large effect sizes (Querstret, Cropley, & Fife-Schaw. 2017. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-17140-001)

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Thank you for your interest in One Mind PsyberGuide. Due to a loss of funding, we are no longer updating or maintaining the One Mind PsyberGuide website. Reviews have been updated as of the last date indicated on each review. Other activities at One Mind PsyberGuide stopped in June 2023. We hope this website can still serve as a resource for those interested in using technology to support people and their mental health. We thank everyone for their support of One Mind PsyberGuide over the years.