Accession Number : ADA612798


Title :   Spouse READI (Resilience Education and Deployment Information): Randomized Clinical Trial Formerly Reintegration: The Role of Spouse Telephone BATTLEMIND Randomized Clinical Trial


Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. 30 Sep 2013 29 Sep 2014


Corporate Author : RESEARCH INC MEMPHIS TN


Personal Author(s) : Nichols, Linda O ; Martindale-Adams, Jennifer


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612798.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : It is impossible to consider the service member separately from the military family unit; there are effects of the war on families as well as the service member (Basham, 2013; MacDermid Wadsworth, 2013). Family stressors, strain, and resources are important for military spouses psychological health (Green, Nurius & Lester, 2013). Deployment effects on the military spouse include increased loneliness, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, adjustment disorders and stress, and family dysfunction (Link & Palinkas, 2013; Mansfield et al., 2010). Although rates are generally similar to those of service members (Eaton et al., 2008), spouses are almost four times more likely than service members (21.7% vs. 6.2%) to report that stress or emotional problems impact their work or other activities (Hoge, Castro, & Eaton, 2006). Caregivers with higher levels of depression, anxiety, or any physical health problems increase the chance of subsequent injuries to the patient (Carlson et al.2012). Service members returning with TBI make less progress in treatment if the family unit is distressed (Dausch & Saliman, 2009). Conversely, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms often decrease as family and social support increases (Frain, Bethel, & Bishop, 2010). Providing education and mental health resources to families can help reduce caregiver burden which in turn positively affects the health of the care recipient (Bernhardt, 2009; Monson, Taft, & Fredman, 2009).


Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , CLINICAL TRIALS , DEPLOYMENT , EMOTIONS , FAMILY MEMBERS , MENTAL HEALTH , MILITARY PERSONNEL , POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE