Accession Number:

ADA555074

Title:

Military To Civilian RCT Of An Intervention To Promote Post-Deployment Reintegration

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 2 Sep 2010-1 Sep 2011

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA VETERANS RESEARCH INST MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This study seeks to determine whether Internet-Based Expressive Writing IB-EW, a brief, low-cost, easily disseminated, and resource-efficient intervention, can reduce psychological symptoms and improve functioning among Veterans returning from hazardous deployments. Although Expressive Writings evidence-base is strong in civilian populations, its efficacy in combat Veterans has not been tested. Nevertheless, Expressive Writing, as a highly private, readily accessible, and non-stigmatizing intervention, holds exceptional promise in overcoming barriers to mentally distressed Veterans help-seeking. We expect to further increase the accessibility of the intervention by delivering it over the internet Internet-Based Expressive Writing. Long term objectives of this line of research are to develop and implement efficient, accessible, and effective interventions that facilitate combat deployment-to-civilian life transitions, thereby reducing risk of long-term, military-related psychopathology and disability. Toward that end, the study will also determine who is most likely to benefit from Internet-Based Expressive Writing in order to inform treatment implementation strategies.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE