Practice of mindfulness meditation is associated with decreased stress response (e.g. Grossman, Niemann, Schmidt, & Walach, 2004). The app was evaluated as part of a structured internet-based stress management (ISM) program. A randomized trial of 551 people from a community sample participated in the ISM program, the ISM program plus an online messaging forum, or a control group, for 8 weeks. Participants who used the ISM program demonstrated statistically significant improvements in stress compared to controls (Morledge et al., 2013), The same program was also examined in an organizational context (Allexandre et al., 2016). 161 employees at a corporate call centre were assigned to a mindfulness stress management program, the program plus group support, or a wait-list control, for a duration of 8 weeks. Active participants in a corporate setting showed reductions in perceived stress and increased emotional and psychological well-being, compared to controls.
• Grossman P, Niemann L, Schmidt S, Walach H. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits. A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57, 35 – 43.
• Morledge, T.J., Allexandre, D., Fox, E. et al. (2013). Feasibility of an Online Mindfulness Program for Stress Management—A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46 (2), 137–148.
Allexandre, D., Bernstein, A., Walker, E., Hunter, J., Roizen, M., Morledge, T. (2016). A Web-Based Mindfulness Stress Management Program in a Corporate Call Center – A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Added Benefit of Onsite Group Support. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 46 (2),137–148.