Feasibility of telephone support groups for spouses of returning iraq and afghanistan service members

Linda Nichols, Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Marshall J. Graney, Jeffrey Zuber, Patricia E. Miller, Denise V. Brown

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Abstract

Reintegration of the returning service member and the family can be diffi cult, especially for families that are not near military resources. We tested a telephone support group intervention targeted to spouses, providing them with information about combat consequences and reintegration concerns, skills to manage the tasks of reintegration such as role negotiation and to take care of themselves such as stress management, and support from other spouses. Our strategy was to focus on the spouse as the lynchpin of the family who would manage the transition and reintegration process and to provide the intervention using a low cost, established, and widely accessible technology. Telephone support groups proved feasible for this group of spouses, and they learned skills to help their families and themselves with reintegration tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilitary Deployment and its Consequences for Families
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages61-78
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781461487128
ISBN (Print)9781461487111
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Afghanistan
Iraq
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stress management
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Military
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Nichols, L., Martindale-Adams, J., Graney, M. J., Zuber, J., Miller, P. E., & Brown, D. V. (2014). Feasibility of telephone support groups for spouses of returning iraq and afghanistan service members. In Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families (pp. 61-78). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_4

Feasibility of telephone support groups for spouses of returning iraq and afghanistan service members. / Nichols, Linda; Martindale-Adams, Jennifer; Graney, Marshall J.; Zuber, Jeffrey; Miller, Patricia E.; Brown, Denise V.

Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, 2014. p. 61-78.

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Nichols, L, Martindale-Adams, J, Graney, MJ, Zuber, J, Miller, PE & Brown, DV 2014, Feasibility of telephone support groups for spouses of returning iraq and afghanistan service members. in Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, pp. 61-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_4
Nichols L, Martindale-Adams J, Graney MJ, Zuber J, Miller PE, Brown DV. Feasibility of telephone support groups for spouses of returning iraq and afghanistan service members. In Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York. 2014. p. 61-78 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_4
Nichols, Linda ; Martindale-Adams, Jennifer ; Graney, Marshall J. ; Zuber, Jeffrey ; Miller, Patricia E. ; Brown, Denise V. / Feasibility of telephone support groups for spouses of returning iraq and afghanistan service members. Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, 2014. pp. 61-78
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