Efficacy of a web-based intervention for concerned spouses of service members and veterans with alcohol misuse.
Concerned partners (CPs) of service members and veterans who misuse alcohol face help-seeking barriers and mental health problems. We used multiple regression to evaluate the eﬃcacy of Partners Connect, a four-session web-based intervention (WBI) to address military CPs’ mental health and communication. We randomized 312 CPs to the WBI or a control group. Five months later, WBI CPs reported signiﬁcant reductions in their anxiety and increases in their social support compared to control CPs. Intervention dose was also associated with improved WBI CP outcomes. Partners Connect appears to ﬁll a need for families who face help-seeking barriers and provides an alternative to traditional care for those who may not otherwise seek help.
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Osilla, K.C., Trail, T.E., Pedersen, E.R., Gore, K.L., Tolpadi, A. & Rodriguez, L.M. (2017). Efficacy of a web-based intervention for concerned spouses of service members and veterans with alcohol misuse. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12279
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