Accession Number : ADA588238


Title :   Development of a PTSD Population Registry


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 2008-31 Aug 2012


Corporate Author : NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INST INC WATERTOWN MA


Personal Author(s) : Rosen, Raymond C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a588238.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 258


Abstract : Project VALOR (Veterans After-discharge Longitudinal Registry) is an observational patient registry design for conducting a prospective, observation (i.e., clinical, non-interventional study) of PTSD trajectories among combat-exposed Veterans who served in the recent military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The objective of the VALOR registry is to provide longitudinal data on the natural history and outcomes associated with PTSD in Veterans who have utilized the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) health care system. A secondary objective of our study is to determine predictors of a PTSD diagnosis by comparing diagnosed cases without a diagnosis of PTSD in a case-control design. Project VALOR will provide essential data on the natural history and outcomes associated with PTSD in military service men and women who have utilized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. An additional goal of this project is to evaluate risk factors for PTSD among combat-exposed service men and women. Since the start of this study, data were collected on 1650 participants. Among the 1597 included in the analysis sample, 799 were men and 798 were women, and, 73.4% of the sample had received a diagnosis of PTSD at enrollment.


Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , HISTORY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , OBSERVATION , PATIENTS , PREDICTIONS , RISK


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE