Jennifer Huberty

Jennifer Huberty
Arizona State University | ASU · Exercise and Wellness

PhD

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BACKGROUND To address the unmet need for a commercial cancer-specific meditation app, we leveraged a long-standing partnership with a consumer-based app (i.e., Calm) to develop the first commercial meditation app prototype adapted specifically for cancer patients’ needs. Input was obtained at both the individual user and clinic level (i.e., cancer...
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It is important to invite a trained yoga instructor (at least 200 h Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)) to teach the mindful movement portion of this book. They can provide some brief background in regards to the importance of cultivating mindfulness in movement and developing a yoga practice alongside a seated meditation practice. We provide the follow...
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In this module, the key concepts to be discussed are goal setting as a method to create space in one’s life for informal and formal practice of mindfulness and tips for teaching mindfulness to others. A script for a guided imagery session is provided. A handout and worksheet are provided on daily mindfulness practices and for developing personal go...
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BACKGROUND To address the need for long-term, accessible, non-pharmacologic interventions targeting sleep in chronic hematological cancer patients, we propose the first randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of a consumer-based mobile meditation app (i.e., Calm) on sleep disturbance in this population. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this s...
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Background: To address the need for long-term, accessible, nonpharmacologic interventions targeting sleep in patients with chronic hematological cancer, we propose the first randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of a consumer-based mobile meditation app, Calm, on sleep disturbance in this population. Objective: This study aims to...
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Objective The objectives of this study were to explore the satisfaction of pregnant or recently pregnant women with the existing Calm app content (i.e. non-pregnancy) and preferences and recommendations for the types of pregnancy-specific content that would be helpful to pregnant women. Methods This study was a national cross-sectional survey of s...
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Purpose To review the evidence of the potential mechanisms (behavioral, psychological/emotional, and physical factors) of prenatal yoga for preventing excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) in pregnant women to guide future research. Main body Prenatal yoga is a common form of physical activity during pregnancy and includes a combination of physi...
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Background Mobile meditation apps may offer a long-term, accessible, and effective solution for ongoing symptom management in cancer patients/survivors. However, there are currently no commercial cancer-specific meditation apps that reflect cancer specialist expertise, input from cancer patients/survivors, and features and content specific to cance...
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Objectives: Women who experience stillbirth are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxious and depressive symptoms than those who deliver live healthy babies. Participants in a recent study of online yoga (OY) reported a desire for more social support, which may help reduce PTSD related to grief and aid in coping. Fac...
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Use of mindfulness mobile apps has become popular, however, there is little information about subscribers' perceptions of app content and its impact on sleep and mental health. The purpose of this study was to survey subscribers to Calm, a popular mindfulness meditation app, to explore perceived improvements in sleep and mental health, evaluate wha...
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Background In the United States, 68% of children do not get the recommended nine hours of sleep, which can lead to many negative health outcomes (e.g., mental health). Mindfulness meditation mobile apps may be an option for improving children’s sleep and mental health outcomes; however, there is limited research on how children across different age...
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BACKGROUND Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of myeloid malignancies associated with significant symptom burden. Despite pharmacological advances in therapies, inadequate management of MPN symptoms results in reduced quality of life. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine the feasibility of a 12-week global wellness mobile a...
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Background: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of myeloid malignancies associated with significant symptom burden. Despite pharmacological advances in therapies, inadequate management of MPN symptoms results in reduced quality of life. Objective: This study aims to determine the feasibility of a 12-week global wellness mobile app in...
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Objective The objective of this study was to 1) determine the effects of a meditation app on depression and anxiety in adults with sleep disturbance, and 2) explore the potential mediating effects of fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and pre-sleep arousal on the relationship between use of the meditation app and changes in depression and anxiety. Metho...
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BACKGROUND Physical and mental health benefits can be attained from persistent, long-term performance of mindfulness meditation with a mobile meditation app, but in general, few mobile health app users persistently engage at a level necessary to attain the corresponding health benefits. Anchoring, or pairing, meditation with a mobile app to an exis...
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Background: Physical and mental health benefits can be attained from persistent, long-term performance of mindfulness meditation with a mobile meditation app, but in general, few mobile health app users persistently engage at a level necessary to attain the corresponding health benefits. Anchoring or pairing meditation with a mobile app to an exis...
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BACKGROUND Mobile meditation apps may offer a long-term, accessible, and effective solution for ongoing symptom management in cancer patients/survivors. However, there are currently no commercial cancer-specific meditation apps that reflect cancer specialist expertise, input from cancer patients/survivors, and features and content specific to cance...
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BACKGROUND Middle-aged adults (40 to 65 years) report higher stress than most age groups. There is a need to test the feasibility of using a meditation app to reduce stress and improve stress-related outcomes in both middle-aged men and women. OBJECTIVE Therefore, the purpose of this study was to: (1) determine the feasibility (i.e., acceptability...
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Background: Middle-aged adults (40 to 65 years) report higher stress than most age groups. There is a need to test the feasibility of using a meditation app to reduce stress and improve stress-related outcomes in middle-aged men and women with focus on men as previous meditation app studies report a low percentage of male participants and some stu...
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Purpose To describe pregnant women’s experiences and perceptions of facilitators/barriers of a prenatal yoga intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain (EGWG). Methods Pregnant women (N=13) were interviewed after participation in a 12-week prenatal yoga intervention to prevent EGWG. Interviews were summarized using thematic analysis...
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Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared an international public health emergency with potentially long-lasting effects on mental health. There is a need to identify effective health behaviors to mitigate the negative mental health impact of COVID-19. Objective: The objectives were to: (1) examine the region...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic has been declared an international public health emergency, and it may have long-lasting effects on people’s mental health. There is a need to identify effective health behaviors to mitigate the negative mental health impact of COVID-19. OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to (1) examine the regional differ...
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BACKGROUND Using contextual cues for performing daily behaviors is one proven method for establishing healthy habits, but objective measures of this habit formation process do not currently exist. Mobile health (mHealth) tools provide the detailed, longitudinal data necessary for constructing objective measures of habit strength, which can improve...
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Background: Behavioral habits are often initiated by contextual cues that occur at approximately the same time each day; so, it may be possible to identify a reflexive habit based on the temporal similarity of repeated daily behavior. Mobile health tools provide the detailed, longitudinal data necessary for constructing such an indicator of reflex...
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BACKGROUND Mindfulness meditation smartphone applications (apps) are popular apps to improve mental health but lack evidence-based behavioral strategies to encourage adherence. In October 2019, the Calm mindfulness meditation app introduced a mood check-in feature, but its effects on user adherence have yet to be tested. OBJECTIVE The objective of...
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Background Mindfulness meditation smartphone apps may improve mental health but lack evidence-based behavioral strategies to encourage their regular use for attaining mental health benefits. In October 2019, the Calm mindfulness meditation app introduced a mood check-in feature, but its effects on participation in meditation have yet to be tested....
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Nearly 20% of women in the United States experience clinically significant depressive symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period. These women may benefit from easily accessible, nonpharmacologic, and inexpensive self‐management approaches, such as via internet and mobile‐based interventions, to prevent development of symptoms and/or interve...
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Introduction : The delivery of online interventions in cancer patients/survivors has increased. The measurement of participation in online interventions is important to consider, namely, the challenges of the remote assessment of activity. The purpose of this study was to report the measures used to assess intervention compliance and other physical...
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BACKGROUND Rural-urban differences in health outcomes and behaviors have been well-documented, with significant rural health disparities frequently highlighted. Mobile health (mHealth) apps, such as meditation apps, are a novel method for improving health and behaviors. These apps may be a critical health promotion strategy during the COVID-19 pand...
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Background: Rural-urban differences in health outcomes and behaviors have been well-documented, with significant rural health disparities frequently highlighted. Mobile health (mHealth) apps, such as meditation apps, are a novel method for improving health and behaviors. These apps may be a critical health promotion strategy during the COVID-19 pa...
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Background Over 30% of Americans report regular sleep disturbance, and consumers are increasingly seeking strategies to improve sleep. Self-guided mindfulness mobile apps may help individuals improve their sleep. Despite the recent proliferation of sleep content within commercially available mindfulness apps, there is little research on how consume...
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Background In the United States, nearly half (48%) of school-aged children experience sleep disturbance that results in less than the recommended sleep duration, which may negatively impact mental health and behavior. Mindfulness interventions may improve sleep and mental health in youth. However, there are gaps in the literature regarding how chil...
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Background: The COVID pandemic has resulted in significant changes many aspects of daily living. To understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on the myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patient population, we conducted an internet based survey. Methods: Survey: This survey was hosted Mayo Clinic's secured REDCap system for online surveys with a link...
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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are characterized by significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine (IM) offers unique symptom management strategies. This study describes IM interventions utilized by MPN patients and the association with symptom burden, quality of life, depression, and fatigue adjusted for lifestyle confounders. MPN patients...
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BACKGROUND In the United States, nearly half (48%) of school-aged children experience sleep disturbance that results in less than the recommended sleep duration, which may negatively impact mental health and behavior. Mindfulness interventions may improve sleep and mental health in youth. However, there are gaps in the literature regarding how chil...
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Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared an international public health emergency with potential long-lasting effects on mental health. The purpose of this survey was to examine the regional differences in mental health and perceptions of COVID-19 in light of the state-level prevalence of COVID-19 cases, estima...
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Background: Advancements in early detection and treatment of cancer have led to increased survival rates and greater need to identify effective supportive care options for resolving symptoms of survivorship. Many non-pharmacological approaches to symptom management during and after cancer treatment involve emotional self-regulation as a central str...
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Background: About 1 in every 150 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Consequences include symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Yoga has been used to treat PTSD in other populations and may improve health outcomes for stillbirth mothers. The purpose of this study was to determine: (a) feasibility of a 12-week home-...
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Background: Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance are common problems that greatly affect quality of life for many myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients. App-based mindfulness meditation is a feasible nonpharmacologic approach for managing symptoms. However, previous research has not considered how patients’ overall mental health may infl...
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Objective: Pilot data was collected to examine providers’ beliefs, knowledge, self-efficacy, barriers, and practices related to perinatal depression and how they may differ across provider types. Background: High prevalence and detrimental impact of depression during pregnancy and the first year postpartum (i.e. perinatal period) on maternal and ch...
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BACKGROUND Over 30% of Americans report regular sleep disturbance and consumers are increasingly seeking strategies to improve sleep. Self-guided mindfulness mobile apps may help individuals improve their sleep. Despite the recent proliferation of sleep content within commercially available mindfulness apps, there is little research on how consumer...
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BACKGROUND Smartphone ownership is ubiquitous among US adults, making the delivery of health interventions via a mobile application (i.e., mHealth) attractive to many researchers and clinicians. Meditation interventions have become popular and have been delivered to study participants via mobile applications to improve a range of health outcomes in...
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Background: Smartphone ownership is becoming ubiquitous among US adults, making the delivery of health interventions via a mobile app (ie, mobile health [mHealth]) attractive to many researchers and clinicians. Meditation interventions have become popular and have been delivered to study participants via mobile apps to improve a range of health ou...
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The positive health effects of yoga have led physical therapists (PTs) to integrate elements of the discipline into their treatments in some settings. Formal PT education includes limited, if any, training in yoga, and there is no system in place to provide education on safely implementing therapeutic yoga (TY) as an adjunctive treatment approach....
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Background: There is a need for tools to decrease cancer patients' and survivors' long-term symptom burden. Complementary strategies, such as meditation, can accompany pharmacologic therapy to improve symptoms. Although support programs with targeted content have wider reach, higher adherence, and greater impact, there are no consumer-based medita...
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Background: Yearly, approximately 25,000 US women experience stillbirth and African American women have a 2.2 fold increased risk of stillbirth compared with white women. After stillbirth, women are subject to a sevenfold increased risk of post-traumatic stress compared with women after a live-birth. This paper presents findings from phase one of...
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BACKGROUND There is a need for tools to decrease cancer patient/survivor long-term symptom burden. Complementary strategies, such as meditation, can accompany pharmacologic therapy to improve symptoms. Although support programs with targeted content have wider reach, higher adherence, and greater impact, there are no consumer-based meditation apps...
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BACKGROUND Mindfulness meditation has become increasingly popular in Western Society due to its health benefits; however, barriers to delivering meditation programs in traditional group-based formats have limited the accessibility of these benefits. Meditation delivered on a smartphone app may be an effective means of increasing the availability of...
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Background Meditation has become increasingly popular due to its health benefits; however, barriers to delivering meditation programs in traditional group-based formats limit the accessibility of these benefits. Smartphone-based meditation may increase the availability of these programs to larger, more diverse audiences; however, research on subscr...
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Introduction: Maternal depression is associated with numerous deleterious maternal and child health outcomes. Although there are several treatment options for prenatal depression, many depressed women remain untreated. This study tested the effects of a low-intensity online training module on providers' attitudes, beliefs, and management practices...
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Background College students experience high levels of stress. Mindfulness meditation delivered via a mobile app may be an appealing, efficacious way to reduce stress in college students. Objective We aimed to test the initial efficacy and sustained effects of an 8-week mindfulness meditation mobile app—Calm—compared to a wait-list control on stress...
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Background: Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients suffer from significant symptoms, inflammation and reduced quality of life. Yoga improves these outcomes in other cancers, but this hasn't been demonstrated in MPNs. The purpose of this study was to: (1) explore the limited efficacy (does the program show promise of success) of a 12-week onlin...
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Background: Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients often report high symptom burden that persists despite the best available pharmacologic therapy. Meditation has gained popularity in recent decades as a way to manage cancer patient symptoms. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of 2 different consumer-based medita...
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BACKGROUND Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients often suffer from long-term symptoms and reduced quality of life. Mindfulness meditation is a complementary therapy shown to be beneficial for alleviating a range of cancer-related symptoms; however, in-person meditation interventions are difficult for cancer patients to attend. Meditation deliv...
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BACKGROUND College students experience high levels of stress that compromises health. Mindfulness meditation delivered via a mobile application (app) may be an appealing, efficacious way to reduce stress in college students. OBJECTIVE To test the initial efficacy and sustained effects of an 8-week mindfulness meditation intervention delivered via...
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Background: Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) characterized by clonal cell proliferation, splenomegaly, and significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine interventions may offer unique symptom management strategies. (Gowin, et al., EHA 2017). Here we desc...
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BACKGROUND Myeloproliferative neoplasm patients often report a high symptom burden that persists despite best available pharmacologic therapy. Meditation has gained popularity in recent decades as a way to manage symptoms in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of the use of two different consumer-bas...
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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are rare hematological malignancies with a significant symptom burden often left unresolved despite recent advances in pharmacological therapy. Yoga is a nonpharmacological strategy that has been shown to improve symptoms in other cancers and may be effective for improving symptoms in MPN patients. Online yoga he...
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Objective: To explore the potential factors that mediate the relationship between mindfulness and symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) in women who experienced stillbirth. Design: A cross-sectional analysis of baseline data before women's participation in an online mindfulness intervention (i.e., online yoga). Setting: This was a national st...
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Background: Childhood obesity continues to be a global epidemic and many child-based settings (e.g. school, afterschool programs) have great potential to make a positive impact on children's health behaviors. Innovative and time-sensitive methods of gathering health behavior information for the purpose of evaluation and strategically deploying sup...
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Background: The association between acculturation and physical activity (PA) among Mexican American (MA) adults is not understood. This study assessed potential mediating factors that may explain these associations among 75 healthy MA adults [age: 37.5 (9.3) y; 65.3% female]. Methods: Secondary data analysis using hierarchical logistic regressio...
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Objectives: To describe the use of complementary approaches in pregnant women with a history of miscarriage and to investigate whether a miscarriage is associated with the use of complementary approaches during their pregnancy. Design: A cross-sectional survey was distributed to pregnant women residing in the United States (N=890). Results: Wo...
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Background: Little is known about how to best care for mothers after stillbirth. As such, this paper will report the satisfaction and perceptions of an online yoga intervention (12-week beta test) in women after stillbirth. Methods: Participants (n=74) had a stillbirth within the last 24-months (M time since loss 9.65 ± 6.9 months). Post-interve...
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Limited information is available on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to achieve healthy eating and physical activity policies in afterschool programs (ASPs). The objective of this study is to present the costs associated with a comprehensive intervention in ASPs. Intervention delivery inputs (IDIs) associated with a group randomized delayed...