Group cognitive processing therapy delivered to veterans via telehealth: a pilot cohort.

Journal Article

The authors report clinical findings from the pilot cohort of the first prospective, noninferiority-designed randomized clinical trial evaluating the clinical outcomes of delivering a cognitive-behavioral group intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), via video teleconferencing (VT) compared to the in-person modality. The treatment was delivered to 13 veterans with PTSD residing on the Hawaiian Islands. Results support the general feasibility and safety of using VT. Both groups showed clinically meaningful reductions in PTSD symptoms and no significant between-group differences on clinical or process outcome variables. In keeping with treatment manual recommendations, a few changes were made to the CPT protocol to accommodate this population. Novel aspects of this trial and lessons learned are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morland, LA; Hynes, AK; Mackintosh, M-A; Resick, PA; Chard, KM

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 469

PubMed ID

  • 21793047

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21793047

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jts.20661

Language

  • eng