Accession Number:

AD1161279

Title:

MSAT: Mobile Stress and Anger Management Tool

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Technical Report]

Corporate Author:

DESIGN INTERACTIVE INC ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2021-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

13

Abstract:

Anger and stress are highly prevalent problems in US military populations, and are associated with significant disability. Cognitive behavioral therapy CBT has the potential to attenuate symptoms, but suffers from low compliance. The mobile stress and anger management tool MSAT represents a mobile health approach to supplementing CBT, improving symptoms, and increasing patient compliance. A group of twenty symptomatic active duty Service members were randomized to a group using MSAT or undergoing standard CBT, and were compared to an asymptomatic population using MSAT. The use of MSAT significantly improved symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and post traumatic stress disorder PTSD in symptomatic participants who used MSAT, and significantly decreased CBT dropout rates. Given the prevalence of disorders of stress and anger in active duty and Veteran populations, MSAT represents promising technology to mitigate risk and increase deployability.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]