Improving Emotion Regulation Following Web-Based Group Intervention for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury
Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy of a Web-based group intervention (Online EmReg) to improve emotion regulation (ER) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).Design:
Pre-/post-within-subject design with baseline, end-of-treatment, and 12-week follow-up assessments.Participants:
Ninety-one individuals with TBI and deficits in ER.Intervention:
Twenty-four sessions of training in ER skills delivered by group videoconference.Measures:
Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS), Positive Affect Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Problem Solving Inventory (PSI), Social Problem Solving Inventory-Revised: Short Form (SPSI-R:S), and Dysexecutive Questionnaire (DEX).Results:
Significant changes with large effect sizes were found for the DERS at the 12-week follow-up assessment. Significant and moderate changes were found on the SWLS, DEX, PSI, and subscales of the PANAS and SPSI-R:S.Conclusions:
Online EmReg appears to be a promising method of delivering a group intervention to improve ER following TBI.