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Objectives: The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers numerous technology-delivered interventions to self-manage mental health problems. It is unknown, however, what barriers older military veterans face to using these technologies and how willing they would be to use technologies for mental health concerns. Methods: Seventy-seven...
In the present systematic review, we summarize the feasibility, usability, efficacy, and effectiveness of mental health-related apps created by the Veterans Affairs (VA) or the Department of Defense (DoD). Twenty-two articles were identified, reporting on 8 of the 20 VA/DoD mental health self-management and treatment companion apps. Review inclusio...
DVD-delivered behavioral skills training may help disseminate efficacious treatments to older adults independent of internet access. The present study examined the usability of a portable DVD player alongside iterative revisions of accompanying instructions to be used by older adults in a DVD-delivered behavioral skills treatment study. The sample...
Objective: We sought to learn where older Veterans seek information about anxiety and coping. Due to increasing use of technology in health care, we also explored benefits and barriers of using technology to teach coping skills. Methods: Twenty Veterans (M = 69.5 years, SD = 7.3) participated in semi-structured interviews in which we inquired about...
Although studies have examined anxiety in the general population, few studies examine anxiety among older veterans. To this end, we characterized anxiety in older veterans using mixed methods. We used quantitative measurements of geriatric anxiety (Geriatric Anxiety Scale; GAS) and depression (Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item), and qualitative i...
Background Behavioral treatments reduce anxiety, yet many older adults may not have access to these efficacious treatments. To address this need, we developed and evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of a video-delivered anxiety treatment for older Veterans. This treatment program, BREATHE ( B reathing, R elaxation, and E ducation for A nxie...