Doctor-Patient Relationship in Transactional Analysis Therapy to Relieve Post Traumatic Stress among Armed Forces: A Systematic Review

Ivan Paulus Gunata, Adik Wibowo, Gusti Ayu Maharatih


Hospital Administration Program, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia



Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among armed forces is an issue that re­ceives a large attention. Most armed forces that go through traumatic events may have tem­po­rary difficulty adjusting and coping. Getting effective treatment can be critical to reduce symp­toms and improve function. Transactional analysis (TA) is one of the non-pharmacologic treat­ments, which is used to show healthy interpersonal relationships and grow intrapersonal abi­li­ties. This study aimed to review systematically the doctor-patient relationship in transactional ana­­­lysis therapy to relieve post-traumatic stress among armed forces.

Subjects and Method: A systematic review was conducted by searching the following data­bases PubMed which published articles from 2008 to 2018. The keywords for this review in­clu­ded armed forces and PTSD. The inclusion criteria were review, systematic review, clinical re­view and guidelines. After review process 2 articles were included in this review.

Results: Transactional analysis therapy improved interpersonal relationships, commu­nication, well-being, firmness, coping, and symptom reduction. Good interpersonal and com­munication doc­tor improved healing of patients with PTSD.

Conclusion: Transactional analysis therapy is effective in treating post-traumatic stress among ar­med forces.

Keywords: transactional analysis therapy, doctor, PTSD, armed forces.

Correspondence: Ivan Paulus Gunata. Masters Program in Hospital Administration, Uni­ver­sitas Indo­ne­sia­. Email: Mobile: 08122638908


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