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      Development of RESTORE: an online intervention to improve mental health symptoms associated with COVID-19-related traumatic and extreme stressors Translated title: Desarrollo de RESTORE (restaurar): una intervención en línea para mejorar los síntomas de salud mental asociados a los estresores traumáticos y extremos relacionados con COVID-19 Translated title: RESTORE 的开发:一项改善 COVID-19 相关创伤性和极端应激源相关的心理健康症状的在线干预


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          Frontline healthcare workers, recovered COVID+ patients who had severe illness, and close others of COVID+ patients who have recovered or died are at risk for clinical levels of mental health symptoms in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. RESTORE ( Recovering from Extreme Stressors Through Online Resources and E-health) was specifically designed for this context. RESTORE is a transdiagnostic guided online intervention adapted from evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapies.


          RESTORE was designed to address depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with exposure to COVID-19-related traumatic and extreme stressors, and to overcome multiple barriers to accessing psychotherapies.


          This paper describes the intervention components and platform, as well as the principles used to develop RESTORE. Current research and future directions in developing and testing RESTORE are outlined.


          Preliminary data from an initial uncontrolled trial evaluating RESTORE in frontline healthcare workers is highly promising.


          We believe RESTORE has great potential to provide accessible, evidence-based psychological intervention to those in great need.


          • RESTORE is a transdiagnostic online intervention adapted from evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapies designed to address mental health symptoms related to exposure to COVID-19-related traumatic and extreme stressors, and to overcome barriers to accessing psychotherapy.

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          Antecedentes: Los trabajadores de salud de primera línea, los pacientes de COVID positivo recuperados que tenían una enfermedad grave y las personas cercanas a los pacientes de COVID positivo que se han recuperado o fallecido están en riesgo de presentar niveles clínicos de síntomas de salud mental en el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19. RESTORE (por sus siglas en inglés: Recovering from Extreme Stressors Through Online Resources and E-health: Recuperación de estresores extremos a través de recursos en línea y salud electrónica) fue diseñada específicamente para este contexto. RESTORE es una intervención en línea guiada transdiagnóstica adaptada de terapias cognitivo-conductuales basadas en la evidencia.

          Objetivos: RESTORE fue diseñado para abordar la depresión, la ansiedad y los síntomas del trastorno de estrés postraumático asociados con la exposición a factores estresantes traumáticos y extremos relacionados con COVID-19, y para superar múltiples barreras para acceder a psicoterapias.

          Método: Este artículo describe los componentes y la plataforma de la intervención, así como los principios utilizados para desarrollar RESTORE. Se describen las investigaciones actuales y las direcciones futuras para desarrollar y testear RESTORE.

          Resultados: Los datos preliminares de un ensayo inicial no controlado que evalúa RESTORE en trabajadores de salud de primera línea son muy prometedores.

          Conclusión: Creemos que RESTORE tiene un gran potencial para brindar una intervención psicológica accesible y basada en la evidencia a quienes más lo necesitan.

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          背景: 在 COVID-19 疫情背景下, 一线医护人员, 重症 COVID+ 康复患者以及已康复或死亡的 COVID+ 患者的其他亲友都有出现临床心理健康症状的风险。 RESTORE (通过在线资源和电子健康从极端应激源中恢复) 专为这种情况而设计。 RESTORE 是一种改编自循证认知行为疗法的跨诊断指导的在线干预。

          目的: RESTORE 旨在致力于 COVID-19 相关创伤性和极端应激源暴露相关的抑郁, 焦虑和创伤后应激障碍症状, 并克服心理治疗可得性的多种障碍。

          方法: 本文介绍了干预组成和平台, 以及用于开发RESTORE的原则。概述了开发和测试 RESTORE 的当前研究和未来方向。

          结果: 来自评估一线医护人员 RESTORE 的初始非对照试验的初步数据大有前景。

          结论: 我们相信 RESTORE 有很大的潜力为急需帮助者提供易得, 询证的心理干预。

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                Eur J Psychotraumatol
                Eur J Psychotraumatol
                European Journal of Psychotraumatology
                Taylor & Francis
                1 November 2021
                1 November 2021
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                : 1984049
                [a ]Centre for Mental Health, University Health Network; , Toronto, ON, Canada
                [b ]Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; , Toronto, ON, Canada
                [c ]Department of Psychology, Ryerson University; , Toronto, ON, Canada
                [d ]Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; , Stanford, CA, USA
                [e ]Remedy; , Toronto, ON, Canada
                [f ]Likeable IT Inc; ., Toronto, ON, Canada
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