Program to Support Well-Being after Adversity for Traumas

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Winston-Salem, NC

Evaluating a New Program for Successfully Coping With Adversity

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About the trial for Traumas

Eligible Conditions
Traumas · Psychological Distress · Emotional Distress

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Program To Support Well-Being After Adversity is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Program to Support Well-Being after Adversity
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this study. show original
You have experienced trauma within the last 3 months to 5 years. show original
Feeling some level of subjective distress as a result of the trauma
You must be able to read and understand English. show original
Have consistent access to the internet
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 12 weeks
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 12 weeks.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Program to Support Well-Being after Adversity will improve 9 primary outcomes in patients with Traumas. Measurement will happen over the course of 12 weeks.

We will use the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item Scale (GAD-7)
Post-Traumatic Growth
We will use the Current-Standing Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory (C-PTGI)
We will use the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 (PHC-8)
We will use the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)
We will use the Compassion Scale
Narrative Identity
We will code short qualitative responses for Personal Growth, Meaning-Making, Resolution, and Emotional Processing (Positive Reframing)
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Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for psychological distress?

There was a general consensus among family physicians and other clinicians that a psychological approach is often successful when addressing psychological symptoms and disability. Suggested treatments for psychological distress include cognitive behavioural therapy, social skills training, family psychoeducation, and interpersonal therapy. Psychotherapeutic interventions should be augmented with supportive family members if family psychoeducation fails to effectively address psychological distress.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can psychological distress be cured?

A two-stage cognitive behavioral therapy program reduced psychological distress in newly diagnosed cancer patients who were undergoing chemotherapy and had an excellent outcome after two years, compared to no intervention and standard care. The findings provide additional justification for adding these new therapeutic approaches to standard protocols for the treatment of psychological distress from oncological diseases, such as advanced gastrointestinal cancer, lymphoma, etc.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get psychological distress a year in the United States?

Nearly 2 million people have psychological distress in the United States each year. The prevalence of psychological distress among U.S. adolescents is especially high; these individuals may require additional attention in the public education and health care system.

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What are the signs of psychological distress?

Depression and hopelessness are indicative of many psychological disorders. Individuals with these characteristics can present in a variety of different ways. It is important to ask if symptoms are more specific to particular disorders/courses of distress then to seek clarification from the individual. Psychiatric training should involve an understanding and interpretation of signs of distress to enable appropriate management and therapy.

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What is psychological distress?

Psychological distress was commonly reported by the participants. Psychological distress has been seen to be a significant factor for the functioning of a population, which affects the individual and society. Psychological distress affects one's life in terms of their quality of life, as they do not have the ability to work or go to school and may even stop attending school altogether. If this disorder is left untreated there may be a greater loss of health and social functioning. Psychiatric distress can be alleviated through treatment and management and is not necessarily a disease. It is best recognized among the general community, and people should be supported and encouraged if they are not well enough for themselves to take charge of their own health and emotional states.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes psychological distress?

Psychological distress can be caused by a range of factors including: genetic risk, past or current exposure to physical insults, and the impact of early or later life trauma. Psychological distress can have multiple causes and it should thus be viewed as a complex biological and environmental interaction, with the individual making important choices.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is program to support well-being after adversity safe for people?

Positive psychological intervention among people who experienced severe hardship was acceptable and safe, whereas a more traditional program was equally effective in improving psychological adjustment. Further research to identify specific components of well-being and distress should be considered.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving program to support well-being after adversity?

Findings from a recent study suggests that CBT-T is a valuable treatment for both the short- and medium-terms' effects of trauma, and as such may be a key strategy in the post-disaster management of individuals traumatised by a major disaster.

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What is the primary cause of psychological distress?

In our study the prevalence of psychiatric disorders varies with sociodemographic variables (i.e. gender, parental employment, age) and also with the type of medical disease. Psychological distress is associated with psychological variables such as marital status, gender, and parental employment.

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How does program to support well-being after adversity work?

Results from a recent paper suggest some benefit of the psychological treatment over counseling on only a single level of psychosocial distress, however, it is also important to recognize that there may be more need for additional research. Implications for rehabilitation In situations of great hardship, the process of coping with adversity (i.e., self-efficacy) may be improved by psychotherapy, either alone, or in combination with medication. Well-being is strongly correlated with perceived control; thus psychological interventions may work to improve the self-efficacy of individuals suffering from adversity.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating psychological distress?

In general, our findings suggest that the treatment of psychological distress has improved since the 1980s in terms of duration, type, and intensity of therapy, and also in terms of positive patient outcomes. However, further research is needed to evaluate whether psychological interventions can increase the quality of life for those with more disabling symptoms.

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What are the latest developments in program to support well-being after adversity for therapeutic use?

In the era of information technology, Web-based approaches to support well-being have great potential. A randomised control trial could be an appropriate avenue to explore this and the potential benefit of combining an online intervention with a counselling approach.

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