Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Rehabilitation Counseling: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
Dr. Amy Knopf
Dr. Susan Dowds
Dr. Khadija Ali
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Keywords and Subject Headings
mindfulness, meditation, telehealth, addiction, substance use, substance use disorders, craving, substance use craving, outpatient treatment
The current study aims to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation via telehealth as part of routine care in an outpatient substance use treatment program in Jakarta, Indonesia. The randomized controlled study design was performed to find the difference between the mean score of the Mindfulness Attention and Awareness Scale (MAAS) and the Aggregated Drug Craving Scale (ADCS) level before and after the intervention for the treatment group (n=15) and the control group (n=15). The two 2-way ANOVA (groups x times) was conducted to find the difference in ADCS and MAAS scores between the treatment group who received the Treatment as Usual (TAU) plus the additional four weekly telehealth mindfulness meditation sessions and the control group who received the TAU only. This study found that there was no significant difference in the average score of the MAAS (F (1, 56) = .147, p = .702, ηp2 = .003) and the ADCS (F (1, 56) = .358, p = .552, ηp2 = .006) for any interaction of groups, both treatment and control groups. There was also no significant difference in the average score of the MAAS score (F (1, 56) = .077, p = .783, ηp2 = .001) and the ADCS score (F (1, 56) = 1.88, p = .175, ηp2 = .033) for any type of intervention times, both at pretest and posttest. Hence, this study concluded that the TAU with added telehealth mindfulness meditation is not more effective than the TAU-only in reducing substance use craving.
Qisti, Dewi Anisa, "The Effectiveness of Telehealth Mindfulness Meditation in Reducing Substance Use Craving in an Outpatient Treatment Facility" (2022). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 88.