Counselor-assisted problem solving improves caregiver efficacy following adolescent brain injury

Shari L. Wade, Christine L. Karver, H. Gerry Taylor, Amy Cassedy, Terry Stancin, Michael W. Kirkwood, Tanya Maines Brown

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to examine the efficacy of Counselor-Assisted Problem Solving (CAPS) in improving caregiver adaptation following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research Method/Design: In a randomized clinical trial comparing CAPS (n = 65), an online problem-solving intervention with accompanying Web-based counseling sessions, with an information-based Internet Resource Comparison (IRC; n = 67) program, participants included families of 12-to17-year-olds who had sustained a TBI in the past 6 months. Linear regression analyses were used to identify main effects and to examine whether caregiver education, race, or prior computer use moderated treatment efficacy. Results: Computer experience moderated postintervention improvements in caregiving self-efficacy following CAPS, Specifically, parents in CAPS with low levels of prior use reporting the greatest improvements. CAPS participants who completed 5 or more sessions reported greater reductions in depression than did the IRC; however, the groups did not differ on global distress. Conclusions/ Implications: Findings support the potential utility of counselor-supported Web-based interventions particularly for individuals with limited computer expertise following adolescent TBI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Brain Injuries
Caregivers
Self Efficacy
Internet
Counselors
Counseling
Linear Models
Research Design
Randomized Controlled Trials
Parents
Regression Analysis
Depression
Education
Traumatic Brain Injury

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Brain injury
  • Caregiver outcomes
  • Stress
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

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Wade, S. L., Karver, C. L., Taylor, H. G., Cassedy, A., Stancin, T., Kirkwood, M. W., & Brown, T. M. (2014). Counselor-assisted problem solving improves caregiver efficacy following adolescent brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034911

Counselor-assisted problem solving improves caregiver efficacy following adolescent brain injury. / Wade, Shari L.; Karver, Christine L.; Taylor, H. Gerry; Cassedy, Amy; Stancin, Terry; Kirkwood, Michael W.; Brown, Tanya Maines.

In: Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2014, p. 1-9.

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Wade, SL, Karver, CL, Taylor, HG, Cassedy, A, Stancin, T, Kirkwood, MW & Brown, TM 2014, 'Counselor-assisted problem solving improves caregiver efficacy following adolescent brain injury', Rehabilitation Psychology, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034911
Wade, Shari L. ; Karver, Christine L. ; Taylor, H. Gerry ; Cassedy, Amy ; Stancin, Terry ; Kirkwood, Michael W. ; Brown, Tanya Maines. / Counselor-assisted problem solving improves caregiver efficacy following adolescent brain injury. In: Rehabilitation Psychology. 2014 ; Vol. 59, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
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