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dc.contributor.authorHides, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorDingle, Genevieve
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorStoyanov, Stoyan R
dc.contributor.authorZelenko, Oksana
dc.contributor.authorTjondronegoro, Dian
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorCockshaw, Wendell
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, David J
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T02:37:52Z
dc.date.available2019-07-05T02:37:52Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2291-5222
dc.identifier.doi10.2196/11482
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386166
dc.description.abstractBackground: Emotion dysregulation increases the risk of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Music can help regulate emotions, and mobile phones provide constant access to it. The Music eScape mobile app teaches young people how to identify and manage emotions using music. Objective: This study aimed to examine the effects of using Music eScape on emotion regulation, distress, and well-being at 1, 2, 3, and 6 months. Moderators of outcomes and user ratings of app quality were also examined. Methods: A randomized controlled trial compared immediate versus 1-month delayed access to Music eScape in 169 young people (aged 16 to 25 years) with at least mild levels of mental distress (Kessler 10 score>17). Results: No significant differences between immediate and delayed groups on emotion regulation, distress, or well-being were found at 1 month. Both groups achieved significant improvements in 5 of the 6 emotion regulation skills, mental distress, and well-being at 2, 3, and 6 months. Unhealthy music use moderated improvements on 3 emotion regulation skills. Users gave the app a high mean quality rating (mean 3.8 [SD 0.6]) out of 5. Conclusions: Music eScape has the potential to provide a highly accessible way of improving young people’s emotion regulation skills, but further testing is required to determine its efficacy. Targeting unhealthy music use in distressed young people may improve their emotion regulation skills. Trial Registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12615000051549; https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=365974.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome11482-1
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe11482-15
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Medical Internet Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleEfficacy and outcomes of a music-based emotion regulation mobile app in distressed young people: Randomized controlled trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2019. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) which permits unrestricted distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorTjondronegoro, Dian W.


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