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Addressing Psychosocial Care Using an Interactive Web site for Combat-Wounded Patients
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 152–161, July 2013
How to Cite
Williams, R. A., Gatien, G., Hagerty, B. M., Kane, M., Otto, L., Wilson, C. and Throop, M. (2013), Addressing Psychosocial Care Using an Interactive Web site for Combat-Wounded Patients. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 152–161. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00344.x
The authors reported no conflict of interest.
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2012
- First Received November 15, 2011; Final Revision received February 29, 2012; Accepted for publication April 4, 2012.
- military nurses;
PURPOSE: The aims were to examine military nurses and combat-wounded patients’ evaluation of a cognitive behavioral intervention Web site called Stress Gym.
DESIGN AND METHODS: The use of the intervention was a proof-of-concept design with 129 military nurses and combat-wounded patients in military medical treatment facilities (MTFs). The nurses and patients logged on to Stress Gym, reviewed the nine modules available, and completed a short evaluation of the Web site.
FINDINGS: The evaluation of the military nurses and patients was high. There were no significant differences in the evaluation based on military services, sex, deployment, and education levels.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The strength of Stress Gym is that it enables all military members to learn about and get help with problems such as stress, anxiety, anger, and depressive symptoms anonymously and in private.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Stress Gym is a versatile tool that can help nurses address the psychosocial needs of their patients by encouraging its use and including it in treatment protocols.