Testing the Effect of the Youth Mindful Awareness Program on Negative Affect
Randomized controlled trial comparing a coached, app-based mindfulness intervention versus a no-intervention control condition. Primary outcome: adolescents' reports of affect as measured with ecological momentary assessment (EMA) at post-intervention. Participants will include 120 youth ages 12-17 years old.
- Eligible Ages
- Between 12 Years and 17 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- ages 12- to 17-years-old - has access to a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device on which they can access the mindfulness app and complete EMA reports. Youth without a device will be provided with one for their time in the study.
- current DSM5 diagnosis of an anxiety or depressive disorder - current alcohol or substance use disorder; currently suicidal - lifetime diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, conduct disorder, or developmental delay - reading level below 4th grade - estimated IQ < 75 - not English speaking at a level that would allow them to participate in the intervention and assessments.
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Intervention Model Description
- Mindfulness vs. No intervention control
- Primary Purpose
- Single (Outcomes Assessor)
- Masking Description
- Assessors of outcomes will be masked to intervention condition
|App-based, coached Mindfulness Program. Eight weekly coached sessions with practice exercises between sessions.||
|Participants in this arm are randomly assigned to an assessment-only, no intervention control condition.||
- Vanderbilt University
Study ContactJudy Garber, PhD
This is a randomized controlled trial testing an 8-session, coached, app-based mindfulness intervention on adolescents' reports of affect as measured with ecological momentary assessment (EMA). Participants will include 120 youth ages 12- to 17-years-old randomized to either the Youth Mindful Awareness Program (YMAP) or to an assessment only control condition. Participation is open to all genders and youth of all races and ethnicities.