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Relationship Factors Contributing to the Progression of Combat Related PTSD and Suicidality Over Time

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Technical Report,02 Mar 2012,28 Feb 2017

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University of Colorado Denver Denver United States

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The RAMP project was designed to examine the key social context of intimate romantic relationships of active duty Army soldiers, and how interpersonal processes in this type of relationship can affect psychological functioning over time. The ultimate goal of this knowledge is to inform programs and therapies for military couples. This study consisted of confidential online surveys, which were completed by active duty Army males post deployment, along with their significant romantic partner. The study consisted of a total of 5 surveys each for the service members and their female partners. Final participation rates are as follows 1430 individuals i.e., 715 couples passed screening and were invited to complete Survey 1 and 1242 individuals 576 matched couples completed Survey 1. Survey 1 served as a further screen for valid responding and PTSD symptoms. After this screen, 554 individuals 277 couples were invited to complete surveys 2 through 5. 537 individuals 263 matched couples completed Survey 2. 519 individuals 224 matched couples completed Survey 3. 510 individuals 241 matched couples completed Survey 4. 499 individuals 233 matched couples completed Survey 5. Response rates on the individual level for the 5 surveys are as follows 87 for Survey 1, 97 for Survey 2, 94 for Survey 3, 92 for Survey 4, and 91 for Survey 5. Throughout the five years of the study, we have disseminated emerging results at regional or national conferences, with manuscripts under review or preparation now that data collection is complete.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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