A SMART design to determine the optimal treatment of chronic pain among military personnel.
Abstract Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability among active duty service members in the U.S. armed forces. Standard rehabilitative care and complementary and integrative health therapies are used...Full Article
Predictors of Depression and PTSD Treatment Response Among Veterans Participating in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Abstract Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression are prevalent and often co-occur among veterans. There is growing interest in the effects of mindfulness-based interventions among veterans. This study examined PTSD...Full Article
Development and Initial Validation of Military Deployment-Related TBI Quality-of-Life Item Banks
Objective:To investigate unique factors that affect health-related quality of life (QOL) in individuals with military deployment–related traumatic brain injury (MDR-TBI) and to develop appropriate assessment tools, consistent with the TBI-QOL/PROMIS/Neuro-QOL...Full Article
The development of a new computer adaptive test to evaluate anxiety in caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury: TBI-CareQOL Caregiver-Specific Anxiety.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To design a new measure of caregiver-specific anxiety for use in caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiver Quality of Life (TBI-CareQOL)...Full Article
The development of a new computer adaptive test to evaluate feelings of being trapped in caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury: TBI-CareQOL Feeling Trapped Item Bank.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop a new patient-reported outcome measure that captures feelings of being trapped that are commonly experienced by caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional....Full Article
The TBI-CareQOL Measurement System: Development and preliminary validation of health-related quality of life measures for caregivers of civilians and service members/veterans with traumatic brain injury.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop a new measurement system, the Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiver Quality of Life (TBI-CareQOL), that can evaluate both general and caregiving-specific aspects of health-related quality of life...Full Article