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).
Pre-/post-within-subject design with baseline, end-of-treatment, and 12-week follow-up assessments.
Ninety-one individuals with TBI and deficits in ER.
Twenty-four sessions of training in ER skills delivered by group videoconference.
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).
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.
Online EmReg appears to be a promising method of delivering a group intervention to improve ER following TBI.