Accession Number : ADA554846


Title :   A Comprehensive Approach in Dissemination of Evidence Based Care for PTSD


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 2009-31 Aug 2010


Corporate Author : AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Duffy, Farifteh F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554846.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : The purpose of this study is to pilot test practice improvement approaches for management of PTSD in military behavioral health treatment settings. This project also targets depression, which is highly comorbid with PTSD. Key evidence-based assessment and treatment recommendations from the US Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of PTSD and 3 other major practice guidelines were identified by a team of PTSD experts convened by the APIRE. The PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) and 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) were selected as screening and severity monitoring tools for PTSD and depression, respectively. Performance Improvement in Practice (PIP) tools to inform evidence-based assessment and management of PTSD and depression have been developed and published. APIRE staff will work with mental health providers and key clinical staff from two selected behavioral health MTFs to pilot test practice improvement approaches to facilitate management of PTSD and depression in the behavioral health clinics. Participants will use the PIP tools to evaluate their practices capacity to provide evidence-based care and identify potential gaps in the assessment and treatment of PTSD and depression, and explore strategies to implement the PCL-C and PHQ-9 for routine screening and management of PTSD and depression. We are currently working with selected MTFs as demonstration sites, in order to fine-tune the approach most suitable for implementation in military behavioral health treatment facilities.


Descriptors :   *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , BEHAVIOR , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , HEALTH , MENTAL HEALTH , MONITORING , PILOT STUDIES , SITES , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , TEST METHODS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE