Date of Award
Critically Appraised Topic
Gail Bass/Devon Olson Lambert
The purpose of this critically appraised topic (CAT) is to explore the effectiveness of mindfulness therapies to assist veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with symptom management. Assisting veterans to purposely engage in rest, health management and social participation are areas of occupation that will increase overall quality of life, as these occupations are negatively impacted by PTSD symptoms (American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 2010; Barr, Davis, Diguiseppi, Keeling & Castro, 2019; Beck et al., 2017; Bormann et al., 2018; Cole et al., 2015; Cuellar, 2008; Cushing, Braun, Alden, Katz & Alden, 2018; Marchand, Yabko, Herrmann, Curtis, & Lackner, 2019; Mehling et al., 2018; Nagy, Pickett & Hunsanger, 2020; Rice, Liu & Schroeder, 2018; Schuman, 2016; Schure, Simpson, Martinez, Sayre, & Kearney, 2018; Wynn, 2015).
Blom, Hayley; Juracich, Julie; and Merriman, Sydnie, "Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for Mindfulness Therapies for Veterans with PTSD" (2020). Critically Appraised Topics. 4.