Brief Report: Mindfulness Training for Chinese Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Parents in Hong Kong

Ryan Yuk Fai Ho, Dexing Zhang, Stanley Kam Chung Chan, Tiffany Ting Gao, Eric Kam Pui Lee, Herman Hay Ming Lo, Peter Au Yeung, Kelly Yee Ching Lai, Susan M. Bögels, Esther I. de Bruin, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong

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Abstract

This study investigated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a concurrent mindfulness program (MYmind) on Chinese adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their parents in Hong Kong, China using a randomized controlled trial with a waitlist control group. Results showed the study had 80% compliance rate, 0% dropout rate, and 89% response rate. Between-group comparisons showed mindfulness had trend effects on parent’s rumination (g = 1.16), mindful parenting (d = 0.6), parenting style (d = 0.59), and parenting stress (d = 0.5). The study demonstrated the feasibility of the MYmind program in the Chinese context. A larger trial with longer follow-up period is suggested to better examine the effect of mindfulness on adolescents with ASD and their parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4147-4159
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume51
Issue number11
Early online date23 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Effectiveness
  • Feasibility
  • MYmind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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