The Resolving Psychological Stress (REPS) study is a research study at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). The study will examine the acceptability and effectiveness of a smartphone application called REPS as a potential add-on treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use.
We invite adults ages 18-75 with PTSD to participate in the study, which involves two or three visits to the San Francisco VA Medical Center and 15 days of a training program based on a mobile device (i.e., iPod Touch, iPhone), which can be completed anywhere. There will be one screening session at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center to assess medical history, psychiatric symptoms as well as stress, thoughts and emotions.
For eligible participants, baseline assessments will then be completed, most likely at a second visit. The training sessions will be completed wherever participants wish over a period of no more than three weeks. On the 15 days when the participant is using the REPS application, we will ask them to engage in 20 minutes or less of activity on the mobile device per day. Following the training, participants will be asked to return to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center for follow-up assessment. There will be an online follow-up assessment given one month after completion of the study.
You may receive up to $240 for your participation in the study. Compensation will be broken down as follows:
-$30 for completing the screening session
-$50 for the baseline assessment (second session)
-up to $30 for completing the 15 days of training and assessments at home, with an additional bonus of $30 if you complete all sessions, and $100 for the follow-up assessments.
If you are interested in this study please email us with your:
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-Please include "REPS 2.0 PTSD Study" in the subject line
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