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Randomized controlled trial of a brief Internet-based intervention for families of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder

Alejandro Interian, PhD, et al.

Family support is critical for helping Veterans cope with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We evaluated whether a 1 hour, online educational tool can help family members better support their Veterans and communicate about PTSD. We compared the results of family members who completed the educational tool versus those who did not. Those who used the tool showed improvements in their communication with Veterans. Improvements were not seen on other indicators, and one indicator seemed to indicate decreased perceived support. These results provide encouragement for the helpfulness of this tool and also highlight the need for additional research to better understand the changes that occur with this tool.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0257

Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
   Pages 629 — 640


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Interian A, Kline A, Perlick D, Dixon L, Feder A, Weiner MD, Goldstein MF, Hennessy K, St. Hill L, Losonczy M. Randomized controlled trial of a brief Internet-based intervention for families of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(5):629–40.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0257
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