mHealth parenting stress app for Stress (Psychology)

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
UCSF Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Stress (Psychology)
mHealth parenting stress app - Behavioral
Any Age
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a mobile health intervention can reduce parenting stress in caregivers of justice-involved youth.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether mHealth parenting stress app will improve 5 primary outcomes, 1 secondary outcome, and 2 other outcomes in patients with Stress (Psychology). Measurement will happen over the course of 3 months post baseline.

3 months post baseline
mHealth Application Acceptability
6 months post baseline
Caregiver Mental Health & Substance Use
Child and Adolescent Services Assessment (Barriers to Youth Treatment)
Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale (Mindful Parenting)
Motivation for Youth Treatment
Parenting Self-Efficacy
Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (Parenting Stress)
Youth Treatment Engagement

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Standard of care
1 of 2
mHealth parenting stress app
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 60 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. MHealth Parenting Stress App is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

mHealth parenting stress app
mHealth parenting stress app intervention to reduce parenting stress and improving youth community-based treatment engagement.
Standard of careCaregiver participants will receive an informational brochure describing ways to support one's adolescent during detention and community reentry and any other usual care.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months post baseline
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 6 months post baseline for reporting.

Closest Location

UCSF Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital - San Francisco, CA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex of any age. There are 10 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The aim of the study is to investigate the usability of an electronic health record system for system stakeholders show original
12-17 years old;
The text states that a person has an identified substance use or substance use and co-occurring mental health need if they have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder or a mental health disorder. show original
Substance use and dual diagnosis treatment is important for justice-involved youth and their caregivers show original
She can fluently speak English. show original
Inclusion Criteria -Caregivers must be 18 years or older show original
currently being detained; currently being held. show original
and will be released into the community to the care of the enrolled caregiver. show original
The requirement is that you must be over 18 years old to apply. show original
You must be 18 years or older to purchase this product show original

Patient Q&A Section

What are the signs of stress (psychology)?

"Stress, either psychological or physical, can produce physical symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, headaches and dizziness. Symptoms may be exaggerated when stress occurs after a stressful situation. The physical symptoms of stress are also very much like those of depression, anxiety and panic disorder, which often co-occur with stress. Stress can also exacerbate other health problems if an underlying health disease exists (see Signs and Symptoms below)." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes stress (psychology)?

"The cause of stress is a complex interaction of psychological factors with biological factors. Stress is often defined in terms of the effects it has on our body. Other psychological factors can contribute to the effects stress has on our physical health and the way we behave. The study of stress needs to take into account these factors when conceptualizing stress and researching the causes of stress." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is stress (psychology)?

"Stress is defined as a collection of symptoms, experiences, and changes in mood as a response to either normal or harmful stimuli. This article focuses on the psychological aspects of stress, in particular, aspects of stress in psychosomatic medicine.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can stress (psychology) be cured?

"Stress (psychology) is not cured in humans. Although most people may be able to cope after some time, some people may always need help. When it involves the psychological aspects of their lives, some people may prefer being treated by a professional. People suffering from depression need help, but the way it is provided is often not the most effective way to do this." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get stress (psychology) a year in the United States?

"More than 300,000 American adults report having experienced stress/anxiety at least once during the past month. Stress and anxiety may be treated with one of the many types of psychosocial interventions available." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for stress (psychology)?

"There is no single treatment that is recommended for stress. Instead, a multifaceted approach will result in the best outcomes. In patients with minimal symptoms, stress-related mood can be alleviated through social relationships, healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy coping strategies. In more severe cases, psychological therapy can be effective in addressing and improving stress-related coping." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is mhealth parenting stress app typically used in combination with any other treatments?

"The data indicated that the use of the MSP app in combination with other interventions such as counseling and medications appears to provide positive behavioral outcomes. However, additional controlled exploratory trials of other interventions should be performed to validate these findings." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is mhealth parenting stress app safe for people?

"There was no evidence of harm from our small sample of users' perspectives of mhealth content. mhealth parenting stress, with limited adverse effects, has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times and downloaded more than 3/4 as frequently after receipt of one-time prompts to use as after four-times prompts. Results from a recent clinical trial suggest mhealth parenting stress is a potentially safe and effective approach for empowering users to act on parenting and parenting-related goals. mhealth parenting stress may help support parents who are dealing with chronic stress and also be useful in treating mental health conditions including anxiety disorders." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can stress (psychology) be?

"The severity of psychosocial stress affects the risk of developing atherogenic lipoproteins. The findings underscore the importance of the contribution of individual psychosocial variables to overall health and atherogenic lipid and lipoprotein metabolism." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been other clinical trials involving mhealth parenting stress app?

"Given that it is a new technology, we expect that with time and with a larger sample size, mhealth will be seen as a useful and useful way to address stress and parenting related to mental illness and a family's well being. We will focus the next clinical trial with mhealth that will use mparents. Parents of children and young adults with a mental illness and/or an injury to the brain are the primary trial participants. With some experience and preliminary analysis, mparents may be able to have a positive impact and prove to be an effective part of the workforce." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What does mhealth parenting stress app usually treat?

"mHealths can provide reliable information about a child's health habits and well-being. These reports serve to identify potential risk and provide information about what the child is experiencing. The use of mHealths should be implemented in the pediatric practice." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has mhealth parenting stress app proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"The study did not detect parenting stress in the control group as it was conducted in the field and thus, it cannot be used as a sham intervention. It is suggested that randomized controlled trials should be conducted in the same setting and with a sample of children at a similar level of education and to avoid the use of an electronic intervention for the control group." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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