Research Article| Volume 20, ISSUE 2, P94-102, April 2006

Wellness Outcomes of Trauma Psychoeducation

      A program evaluation study was conducted to determine if a group psychoeducation course would improve wellness scores in subjects with trauma-related disorders. The sample consisted of 10 men age 20–65 years and 44 women age 20–66 years. Levels of wellness were evaluated using the Wellness Assessment Tool [International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 3(1) (1996), 308–317] that evaluates 10 wellness items in each of the four domains: health, attitudes/behavior, environment/relationship, and spirituality. Paired sample correlations showed statistically significant correlations among 37 of the 50 pairs, ranging from .524 in the health scores to .830 in spirituality. The paired t tests also showed significant differences at P = .05 in each of the wellness domains. Subjects felt an improvement in overall health, a decrease in interpersonal conflict, a stronger sense of spirituality, and improvement in environmental control and interpersonal relationships.
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