ANONYMOUS FREE TREATMENT of PTSD for veterans and first responders
Before proceeding be sure you have completed the candidacy page and that we contacted you back to indicate you should proceed with enrollment.
● Be aware that we will be asking for four contact methods: Two emails and two phone numbers. Here is why --> Research quality is based on how many enrollees actually complete the study and provide data. The best research makes sure that even those that do not respond provide their data so that the outcome is realistic. People move and change contact information periodically. By having multiple contact methods, we have more confidence that we won't lose contact until at least one year after you begin the study. It does not matter if the number you give us as a second email or phone is a family member or friend instead of you. The extra two contact methods (1 phone and 1 email) need to be to someone who can help us reestablish the primary method of connection if we lose touch.
● How likely are you to be a candidate at this point? Very. The only hurdles left include: - Completion of the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale Version 5 (CAPS-5). This take about an hour and has to be done face to face. In this time of COVID this is best to do by video and we are using Zoom (by an invited meeting for security purposes). - The need to review the consent form to be sure you understand the study and have an opportunity to have all questions answered before signing the consent. ● How do we treat you safely from a COVID standpoint? You will have an assigned time and will be directed back to a treatment room directly from your vehicle when we are ready to see you. We may fill out about 15 minutes of questions in your vehicle while you are waiting. You are screened for temperature or symptoms as you enter. Everyone is masked, as will be the research coordinators, Dr. Reeves, and Janis Reeves, the clinic R.N./facilitator. The treatment is brief.