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Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder. / Murray, Greg; Leitan, N. D.; Berk, M.; Thomas, N; Michalak, E.E.; Berk, L.; Johnson, Sheri L.; Jones, Steven; Perich, T; Allen, NB; Kyrios, M.

In: Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 178, 2015, p. 46-51.

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Murray, G, Leitan, ND, Berk, M, Thomas, N, Michalak, EE, Berk, L, Johnson, SL, Jones, S, Perich, T, Allen, NB & Kyrios, M 2015, 'Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 178, pp. 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.02.024

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Murray, G., Leitan, N. D., Berk, M., Thomas, N., Michalak, E. E., Berk, L., Johnson, S. L., Jones, S., Perich, T., Allen, NB., & Kyrios, M. (2015). Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 178, 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.02.024

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Murray G, Leitan ND, Berk M, Thomas N, Michalak EE, Berk L et al. Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2015;178:46-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.02.024

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Murray, Greg ; Leitan, N. D. ; Berk, M. ; Thomas, N ; Michalak, E.E. ; Berk, L. ; Johnson, Sheri L. ; Jones, Steven ; Perich, T ; Allen, NB ; Kyrios, M. / Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder. In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 2015 ; Vol. 178. pp. 46-51.

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title = "Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder",
abstract = "ObjectivesPeople in the late stage of bipolar disorder (BD) experience elevated relapse rates and poorer quality of life (QoL) compared with those in the early stages. Existing psychological interventions also appear less effective in this group. To address this need, we developed a new online mindfulness-based intervention targeting quality of life (QoL) in late stage BD. Here, we report on an open pilot trial of ORBIT (online, recovery-focused, bipolar individual therapy).MethodsInclusion criteria were: self-reported primary diagnosis of BD, six or more episodes of BD, under the care of a medical practitioner, access to the internet, proficient in English, 18–65 years of age. Primary outcome was change (baseline – post-treatment) on the Brief QoL.BD (Michalak and Murray, 2010). Secondary outcomes were depression, anxiety, and stress measured on the DASS scales (Lovibond and Lovibond, 1993).ResultsTwenty-six people consented to participate (Age M=46.6 years, SD=12.9, and 75% female). Ten participants were lost to follow-up (38.5% attrition). Statistically significant improvement in QoL was found for the completers, t(15)=2.88, 95% CI:.89–5.98, p=.011, (Cohen׳s dz=.72, partial η2=.36), and the intent-to-treat sample t(25)=2.65, 95% CI:.47–3.76, (Cohen׳s dz=.52; partial η2=.22). A non-significant trend towards improvement was found on the DASS anxiety scale (p=.06) in both completer and intent-to-treat samples, but change on depression and stress did not approach significance.LimitationsThis was an open trial with no comparison group, so measured improvements may not be due to specific elements of the intervention. Structured diagnostic assessments were not conducted, and interpretation of effectiveness was limited by substantial attrition.ConclusionOnline delivery of mindfulness-based psychological therapy for late stage BD appears feasible and effective, and ORBIT warrants full development. Modifications suggested by the pilot study include increasing the 3 weeks duration of the intervention, adding cautions about the impact of extended meditations, and addition of coaching support/monitoring to optimise engagement.",
keywords = "Mindfulness, Quality of life, Staging, Bipolar disorder, Online",
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T1 - Online mindfulness-based interventions for late-stage bipolar disorder

AU - Murray, Greg

AU - Leitan, N. D.

AU - Berk, M.

AU - Thomas, N

AU - Michalak, E.E.

AU - Berk, L.

AU - Johnson, Sheri L.

AU - Jones, Steven

AU - Perich, T

AU - Allen, NB

AU - Kyrios, M

N1 - © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - ObjectivesPeople in the late stage of bipolar disorder (BD) experience elevated relapse rates and poorer quality of life (QoL) compared with those in the early stages. Existing psychological interventions also appear less effective in this group. To address this need, we developed a new online mindfulness-based intervention targeting quality of life (QoL) in late stage BD. Here, we report on an open pilot trial of ORBIT (online, recovery-focused, bipolar individual therapy).MethodsInclusion criteria were: self-reported primary diagnosis of BD, six or more episodes of BD, under the care of a medical practitioner, access to the internet, proficient in English, 18–65 years of age. Primary outcome was change (baseline – post-treatment) on the Brief QoL.BD (Michalak and Murray, 2010). Secondary outcomes were depression, anxiety, and stress measured on the DASS scales (Lovibond and Lovibond, 1993).ResultsTwenty-six people consented to participate (Age M=46.6 years, SD=12.9, and 75% female). Ten participants were lost to follow-up (38.5% attrition). Statistically significant improvement in QoL was found for the completers, t(15)=2.88, 95% CI:.89–5.98, p=.011, (Cohen׳s dz=.72, partial η2=.36), and the intent-to-treat sample t(25)=2.65, 95% CI:.47–3.76, (Cohen׳s dz=.52; partial η2=.22). A non-significant trend towards improvement was found on the DASS anxiety scale (p=.06) in both completer and intent-to-treat samples, but change on depression and stress did not approach significance.LimitationsThis was an open trial with no comparison group, so measured improvements may not be due to specific elements of the intervention. Structured diagnostic assessments were not conducted, and interpretation of effectiveness was limited by substantial attrition.ConclusionOnline delivery of mindfulness-based psychological therapy for late stage BD appears feasible and effective, and ORBIT warrants full development. Modifications suggested by the pilot study include increasing the 3 weeks duration of the intervention, adding cautions about the impact of extended meditations, and addition of coaching support/monitoring to optimise engagement.

AB - ObjectivesPeople in the late stage of bipolar disorder (BD) experience elevated relapse rates and poorer quality of life (QoL) compared with those in the early stages. Existing psychological interventions also appear less effective in this group. To address this need, we developed a new online mindfulness-based intervention targeting quality of life (QoL) in late stage BD. Here, we report on an open pilot trial of ORBIT (online, recovery-focused, bipolar individual therapy).MethodsInclusion criteria were: self-reported primary diagnosis of BD, six or more episodes of BD, under the care of a medical practitioner, access to the internet, proficient in English, 18–65 years of age. Primary outcome was change (baseline – post-treatment) on the Brief QoL.BD (Michalak and Murray, 2010). Secondary outcomes were depression, anxiety, and stress measured on the DASS scales (Lovibond and Lovibond, 1993).ResultsTwenty-six people consented to participate (Age M=46.6 years, SD=12.9, and 75% female). Ten participants were lost to follow-up (38.5% attrition). Statistically significant improvement in QoL was found for the completers, t(15)=2.88, 95% CI:.89–5.98, p=.011, (Cohen׳s dz=.72, partial η2=.36), and the intent-to-treat sample t(25)=2.65, 95% CI:.47–3.76, (Cohen׳s dz=.52; partial η2=.22). A non-significant trend towards improvement was found on the DASS anxiety scale (p=.06) in both completer and intent-to-treat samples, but change on depression and stress did not approach significance.LimitationsThis was an open trial with no comparison group, so measured improvements may not be due to specific elements of the intervention. Structured diagnostic assessments were not conducted, and interpretation of effectiveness was limited by substantial attrition.ConclusionOnline delivery of mindfulness-based psychological therapy for late stage BD appears feasible and effective, and ORBIT warrants full development. Modifications suggested by the pilot study include increasing the 3 weeks duration of the intervention, adding cautions about the impact of extended meditations, and addition of coaching support/monitoring to optimise engagement.

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KW - Quality of life

KW - Staging

KW - Bipolar disorder

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DO - 10.1016/j.jad.2015.02.024

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VL - 178

SP - 46

EP - 51

JO - Journal of Affective Disorders

JF - Journal of Affective Disorders

SN - 0165-0327

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