Development and Validation of a PTSD-Related Impairment Scale
Annual rept. 1 Jun 2010-31 May 2011
BOSTON VA RESEARCH INST MA
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Our goal is to design and validate an inventory to assess multiple dimensions of PTSD-related functional impairment experienced by active duty service members and veterans. A series of focus groups and individual assessments using interviews and self-report questionnaires were used to understand the multiple domains of functional impairment. Utilizing this information, the 80-item Inventory of Psychosocial Functioning was developed, as well as a brief 14-item version. The psychometric properties of these inventories are being tested in Phases 2 and 3. Data collection for Phase 2 was completed in October 2010 n 286. Data collection for Phase 3 began in December 2010 and is ongoing Time 1, n 118 Time 2, n 54. By creating and validating an inventory to assess PTSD-related functional impairment we hope to offer a useful tool for clinicians, researchers, and military leaders. This measure will have enormous value in identifying individuals with significant levels of impairments across multiple domains and for promoting more efficient allocation of resources.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations