Date of Award
Master of Science
This quantitative review examined the published research on the effectiveness of treatments for trauma.The review included 31 studies that compared treatment for trauma with a wait-list or placebo control group and provided information about the time between the traumatic event and when therapy occurred.Findings from the review confirm there is a beneficial effect of therapy and suggest that gains made in therapy are maintained and increase after therapy ends. Congitive-behavioral therapies appeared to be better than other treatments.Analysis also revealed that treatment was less effective, and sometimes harmful, for patients undergoing psychological debriefings.The differences between treatments did not depend on either how patients were recruited or when patients received therapy.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Roberts, Joseph M., "The Effectiveness of Treatments for Trauma: A Quantitative Review" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 343.