Accession Number : ADA515120


Title :   Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Marines Back from War


Descriptive Note : Journal submission


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Booth-Kewley, Stephanie ; Larson, Gerald E ; Highfill-McRoy, Robyn M ; Garland, Cedric F ; Gaskin, Thomas A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a515120.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : The effect of combat and operational stress on the mental health of military personnel is a major concern. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with possible post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A questionnaire was completed by a sample of 1,569 Marines who had deployed to combat in support of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan (2002-2007). Using the PTSD Checklist, 10.6% of the sample screened positive for possible PTSD. Of 10 demographic and psychosocial factors that were examined in relation to possible PTSD, four factors were significant in a multivariate analysis: deployment-related stressors, combat exposure, mild traumatic brain injury symptoms, and marital status. Deployment-related stressors had a stronger association with possible PTSD than any other variable in the study. Deployment-related stressors are potentially modifiable, such as by improving support to families, and improving access and options for communication with home.


Descriptors :   *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , *CORRELATION , MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , MENTAL HEALTH , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , COMBAT FORCES , TRAUMA , AFGHANISTAN , MENTAL DISORDERS , RISK ANALYSIS , IRAQ , REPRINTS , STRESSES , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE