Accession Number : ADA484733


Title :   Longitudinal Risk and Resilience Factors Predicting Psychiatric Disruption, Mental Health Service Utilization & Military Retention in OIF National Guard Troops


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Mar 2007-14 Mar 2008


Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS


Personal Author(s) : Polusny, Melissa A ; Erbes, Christopher ; Arbisi, Paul ; Reddy, Madhavi K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a484733.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : This report describes progress towards completing a 4-wave longitudinal cohort study of predeployment risk and resilience factors predictive of post-deployment levels of mental health disruptions, mental health service utilization, and military retention and attrition over time. Using standard mail survey methodology, Wave 2 self-report measures have been gathered from 76% of the Baseline/Wave 1 cohort with response bias appearing minimal. Implementation of evidenced-based longitudinal recruitment and retention methods are described.


Descriptors :   *MENTAL HEALTH , *PERSONNEL RETENTION , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , SURVEYS , POSTAL SERVICE , RESILIENCE , RISK , METHODOLOGY , NATIONAL GUARD , STANDARDIZATION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE