Building Resilience in Caregivers of Trauma Survivors
Technical Report,30 Sep 2018,29 Sep 2019
Baylor College of Medicine Houston United States
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Post-911 US Armed Forces have faced extended combat in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Inherent Resolve and Freedoms Sentinel. These combat operations have led to hundreds of thousands of injured troops some of whom require informal caregivers upon their return home which places the caregiver at risk for longer term costs to their mental and physical health. The purpose of the research is to quantify the impact of trauma on informal caregivers, to determine if common methods to provide support to caregivers are effective in this younger cohort when delivered within days of the trauma, and to determine which factors influence successful outcomes of common interventions. A total of 200 potential caregivers, with a loved one who was admitted to a Level I trauma center, will be recruited. Following baseline assessments, the potential caregiver will be randomized to a control group support as usual, a traditional problem solving therapy group, or a ICU diary with structured problem solving cues group.
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