Christine Parsons receives 2,3 mio. kr. from Trygfonden for new research project on mental health

Using Wearable Technology to improve patient adherence to an evidence-based psychological treatment

2016.12.14 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Abstract:

Evidence-based psychological treatments are effective in improving numerous physical and mental health conditions. Although many individuals benefit, only approximately half experience a clinically meaningful reduction in symptoms or recovery. A substantial proportion of those who begin treatment do not complete it. A key way to improve outcomes is to increase how well individuals engage with and adhere to treatment. This project will focus on one evidence-based treatment, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), shown to be effective in improving stress+related health problems. The primary aim is to improve adherence to a core component of MBSR, practice of mindfulness meditation at home, which can predict treatment outcomes.

The project starts Januar 2017 and the project will be based at the Interacting Minds Centre.

Contact: Christine Parsonschristine.parsons@clin.au.dk

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