pilot study

Moral Elevation Online Intervention for Veterans Experiencing Distress Related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury (MOVED): Pilot Trial of a 4-week positive psychology web-based intervention

Novel approaches are needed to target PTSD and psychosocial growth or functional recovery. One potentail way to address this critical ned is through moral elevation. This pilot trial tested a new web-based moral elevation intervention with post-9/11 Veterans who experienced a morally injurious event and PTSD symptoms. MOVED is an 8-session intervention administered over 4 weeks that aims to elicit moral elevation and its benefits. Findings suggested MOVED was considered feasible and satisfactory, demonstrated high levels of engagement, and established preliminary evidence that this approach is linked with lower PTSD symptoms and enhanced QOL for Veterans with PTSD and moral injury.