Accession Number : ADA612474


Title :   Improving Deployment-Related Primary Care Provider Assessments of PTSD and Mental Health Conditions


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 2010-29 Sep 2011


Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN


Personal Author(s) : Kelley, Susan D ; Bickman, Leonard ; Boyd, Stephanie ; Davis, Lauren ; Leslie, Melanie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612474.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 171


Abstract : This project addresses the need for research on service delivery approaches for Service Members with combat-related physical or psychiatric symptoms, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or post-concussive symptoms. As a primary care encounter, the post-deployment health reassessment (PDHRA) process is critical to force health protection efforts. The project will develop and test the effectiveness of a sharply focused training and feedback intervention designed to increase Service member reports of behavioral health concerns and Service member acceptance of a referral for further assessment. The project has two aims. (1) Determine key elements of and short term impact of training programs for deployment related assessments. (2) Evaluate the effectiveness of a targeted training and feedback program on primary care provider s interview and clinical communication patterns related to Service member behavioral health condition identification and referrals. To accomplish these aims, a training workshop that incorporates experiential learning strategies and evidence-supported characteristics of high quality communication training programs will be piloted at 3 sites with an estimated total of 20 providers.


Descriptors :   *MENTAL DISORDERS , *MENTAL HEALTH , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , DEPLOYMENT , HEALTH , IMPACT , INTERVENTION , LEARNING , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PROTECTION , PSYCHIATRY , QUALITY , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , STRATEGY , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , TEST AND EVALUATION , TRAINING , TRAUMA , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE