Our Pathways are the subject of a number of seminal research studies by leading academic and clinical institutions. The health outcomes, clinical effectiveness, cost savings and wider benefits of our programmes for participants, health practitioners and institutions are evidenced in the results of these studies published in respected scientific journals.
A research study conducted with the chronic pain service of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust measured the outcomes for chronic pain patients enrolled on our Pathway Through Pain online course.
The study shows that patients who completed the course made significant improvements with regard to their perceived health status, level of disability, mood, confidence managing pain, problems in life due to pain and level of pain. Around one-third of participants made reliable changes in their levels of disability, depression and anxiety.
Pimm, T. J., Williams, L. J., Reay, M., Pickering, S., Lota, R., Coote, L., Sarhan, F. (2019). ‘An evaluation of a digital pain management programme: clinical effectiveness and cost savings’, British Journal of Pain.
COST SAVING PER PATIENT
QUALITY OF LIFE BOOST
Improving Mood & Reducing Stress in Pregnancy
In collaboration with the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton’s School of Psychology, a randomized control design study sought to investigate the effectiveness of providing an online mindfulness intervention to reduce stress and improve mood in pregnancy. The results of which were published in the British Journal of Midwifery in 2018.
Krusche, A., Dymond, M., Murphy, S. E., & Crane, C. (2018). Mindfulness for pregnancy: a randomised controlled study of online mindfulness during pregnancy. Midwifery, 65, 51-57.
REDUCED DEPRESSION DURING PREGNANCY
REDUCED ANXIETY DURING PREGNANCY
Reducing Depression, Anxiety & Stress
A research study using a randomized waitlist control trial design, conducted by the University of Surrey, School of Psychology evaluated the effect of our Be Mindful course on depression, anxiety and perceived stress. Results showed that participants who completed the online mindfulness course reported significantly lower levels of perceived stress, depression and anxiety. Be Mindful course completers enjoyed a 63% decrease in depression, a 58% reduction in anxiety and a 40% reduction in perceived stress, and these effects were maintained at the 3- & 6-month follow-up.
Querstret, D., Cropley, M. & Fife-Schaw, C. (2018) The Effects of an Online Mindfulness Intervention on Perceived Stress, Depression and Anxiety in a Non-clinical Sample: A Randomised Waitlist Control Trial. Mindfulness Journal (May 2018, pp.1-12), Springer
REDUCTION IN ANXIETY
Improving Sleep & Lessening Fatigue
The University of Surrey, School of Psychology conducted a randomised waitlist control trial (RCT) study to assess the effect of the Be Mindful pathway on key factors associated with 'recovery from work', including affective rumination, chronic and acute fatigue, and sleep quality.
The results of this seminal research study show the great benefits of mindfulness in a workplace setting and strongly support the effectiveness of delivering mindfulness training online, offering an insight into how the Be Mindful pathway could provide an effective and long-lasting solution to aid recovery from work on scale.
Querstret, D, Cropley, M and Fife-Schaw, C (2016) Internet-based instructor-led mindfulness for work-related rumination, fatigue and sleep: assessing facets of mindfulness as mechanisms of change. A randomised waitlist control trial. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Reductions in Anxiety & Depression
The effectiveness of Be Mindful, an online structured pathway of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was the subject of a highly significant research study by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and published in BMJ Open in 2013.
This evaluation study followed a promising preliminary analysis of Be Mindful and its impact on stress, introducing two more assessments to also measure anxiety and depression to see if the online course had a similar significant impact.
Krusche, Adele, Eva Cyhlarova, and J. Mark G. Williams. "Mindfulness online: an evaluation of the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course for stress, anxiety and depression." BMJ open 3.11 (2013): e003498
Lower Levels of Stress
The University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry conducted a preliminary evaluation of Be Mindful to determine the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course and its impact on stress.
The high significance of this preliminary evaluation led to a further analysis of Be Mindful in the following year to investigate whether the course could have a similar impact on anxiety and depression.
Krusche, A., Cyhlarova, E., King, S., & Williams, J. M. G. (2012). Mindfulness online: a preliminary evaluation of the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course and the impact on stress. BMJ open, 2(3), e000803
Research and Innovation
We recognise the vital nature of research. To discuss including Wellmind Health Pathways in your research projects, please contact us.