Telephone-delivered problem-solving training after mild traumatic brain injury: Qualitative analysis of service members' perceptions

Rehabil Psychol. 2016 Aug;61(3):221-30. doi: 10.1037/rep0000077. Epub 2016 Jan 21.


Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the specific reasons for service members' satisfaction or dissatisfaction with problem-solving training (PST), telephone delivery, and other aspects of a telephone-delivered PST intervention in order to determine what might enhance this approach for future clinical use.

Method: Standard qualitative methods were employed, using a "process" coding strategy to explore the conceptual perceptions of the intervention experience as suggested by the data recorded from final telephone interviews of 80 service members who participated in a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of telephone-delivered PST after having sustained concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries during recent (PsycINFO Database Record

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Webcast

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Afghan Campaign 2001-*
  • Brain Concussion / psychology
  • Brain Concussion / rehabilitation*
  • Combat Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Military Personnel / psychology*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Problem Solving*
  • Qualitative Research*
  • Self Care
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / rehabilitation
  • Telephone*
  • Young Adult