The Use of Psychiatric Service Dogs in the Treatment of Veterans with PTSD
Annual rept. 22 Sep 2010-21 Sep 2011
WESTAT INC ROCKVILLE MD
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Because of policy changes at the Walter Reed facilities in Ft. Belvoir and at the Bethesda facility, the project as designed can no longer be conducted at WRAMC. As a result, the project is currently undergoing review by the Portsmouth Naval facility. We are currently revising our protocol to conform to the Portsmouth facility requirements. It will likely be reviewed by the Research Review Committee and then be reviewed by the facility IRB. Dr. Stephenson will be kept in the loop as there will probably need to be a review at his level. The Westat IRB has reviewed and approved the activities of the Westat team and has been apprised of the change in venue. In the meantime, the research team has had opportunities to present the project in a variety of settings and have been provided opportunities to further develop the theory behind the concept of using service dogs to reduce the symptoms of PTSD among returning soldiers with severe cases of the disability.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology