publication . Conference object . 2021

Development of a mindfulness and relaxation app and evaluation of the effectiveness on cancer patients’ distress: a randomized controlled multicenter stud

Schläpfer, Sonja; Stanic, Jelena; Eicher, Manuela; Kowatsch, Tobias; Witt, Claudia; Barth, Jürgen;
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  • Published: 13 Jan 2021
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Background: Mind-body interventions have the potential to reduce cancer patients’ distress during initial care and rehabilitation, but access to face-to-face interventions is often limited due to entry barriers such as geographical distance, time, financial constraints, or lack of service providers, or due to rules on hygiene and social distancing such as those associated with the recent COVID- 19 pandemic. Mobile applications (apps) can overcome some of these barriers. A mixed-methods feasibility study with our mindfulness and relaxation app for cancer patients (CAN Relax app 1.0) showed good acceptance of the app, adherence to the exercises, and changes in dis...
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