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Feasibility and acceptability of a virtually delivered mindfulness-based intervention for post-9/11 veterans

APA Citation:

Shue, S. A., Do, A., & Brosmer, J. (2023). Feasibility and acceptability of a virtually delivered mindfulness-based intervention for post-9/11 veterans. Military Behavioral Health, 11(3), 146-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2023.2221469

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This was a pilot study of the Reconnecting to Civilian Life using Activities that Improve Mindfulness (RECLAIM) program, a mindfulness-based group intervention for post-9/11 Veterans reintegrating into civilian life. 18 Veterans completed an 8-week, virtual group intervention that sought to enhance their mindfulness, reduce depressive symptoms and reintegration difficulties, and improve physical and mental health. 14 participants completed surveys before and after the program; 12 participants also completed a qualitative interview about their program experience. Participants found RECLAIM a feasible and acceptable intervention but reported mixed results on its effectiveness.


Mental health

Branch of Service:

Multiple branches
Air Force
Marine Corps

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Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Young adulthood (18 - 29 yrs)
Thirties (30 - 39 yrs)
Middle age (40 - 64 yrs)


Quantitative Study
Qualitative Study
Longitudinal Study


Shue, Sarah A., Do, Annie, Brosmer, Jayme


This pilot study examined the feasibility and acceptability of a virtual mindfulness-based intervention known as RECLAIM (Reconnecting to Civilian Life using Activities that Improve Mindfulness). RECLAIM is a multi-component intervention that is aimed at post-9/11 veterans to strengthen skillsets (e.g., goal setting, energy management) and protective factors (e.g., sense of purpose, social connection) that can mitigate challenges associated with the reintegration process. Feasibility and acceptability outcomes were study enrollment and intervention completion rates. Participants also completed outcome assessments at baseline and postintervention to facilitate a preliminary exploration of the impact of RECLAM participation on several outcomes of interest (e.g., psychosocial functioning, facets of mindfulness). We also conducted qualitative interviews with participants to elicit additional information about feasibility, acceptability, and the outcomes of interest. Eighteen of the thirty-five (51%) eligible participants contacted by phone enrolled. Sixty-one percent (n = 11) completed the intervention (

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REACH Publication


OEF, OIF, reintegration, health promotion, online, meditation, connection, RECLAIM

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  October 2023

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