Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 22, 2009
Vets Prevail is a cutting edge post-deployment training tool, delivered online, helping veterans readjust to civilian life by teaching resiliency techniques based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The novel solution offers convenient, anonymous training that helps modern warriors navigate the difficult transition back to civilian life upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a very real problem with very real consequences, as over a third of the returning warriors are suffering from combat stress, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or re-assimilation issues, while the suicide rate among veterans has climbed to a three-decade high.
Over the past two months Vets Prevail has provided its service to veterans in a usability test, and Prevail Health Solutions LLC now is excited to announce that its patent-pending training technology has been approved for its first clinical trial through the Quorum Review IRB . The independent program evaluator and Principal Investigator of the clinical study will be Dr. Benjamin Van Voorhees. The clinical trial has two specific aims:
Specific Aim 1: Efficacy--symptom levels
To determine if symptoms of combat stress, depressive symptoms, and mental health burden decline after using the Vets Prevail intervention. Study organizers hypothesize that self reported symptoms and burden will be reduced significantly by week 8 compared to baseline.
Specific Aim 2: Satisfaction with internet training
To determine if the user perceived the internet training to be effectively conveyed. Study organizers hypothesize that users will rate training domains (internet program) in the strongly positive range.
The trial and research are being supported by the McCormick Foundation in partnership with Major League Baseball's "Welcome Back Veterans" initiative. Vets Prevail has also received financial support from the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
If you are a veteran, and interested in participating, click here to sign up.
About Vets Prevail:
Vets Prevail is a service of Prevail Health Solutions LLC, a veteran-owned and operated company. Created For Vets, By Vets, Vets Prevail integrates proprietary, cutting edge technology, designed to help our soldiers' transition to life after military service and tackle post deployment re-adjustment challenges, often times associated with the effects of combat depression and PTSD. The training solution is quickly scalable, helping to provide immediate care as our men and women in uniform return home in record numbers.
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