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.
Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
Pages 629 — 640
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