Ohio Army National Guard Mental Health Initiative: Risk and Resilience Factors for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Psychopathology and Post Combat Adjustment
Final rept. 28 Sep 2010-27 Sep 2013
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND OH
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The general objective of the Ohio Army National Guard Mental Health Initiative is to evaluate the relationships between resilience and risk factors, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, before, during, and after deployment in the Ohio Army National Guard. The primary project collects long-term data on a random representative sample of N3457 service members per year in the OANG, both treatment seeking and non-treatment seeking. Since 2006, the primary objective of the OHARNG MHI was designed to function as the template upon which other projects, including but not limited to those of a translational research nature, will be superimposed. Over the past year, six manuscripts have been published, with 5 others currently under peer review. The OHARNG MHI has an established track record and solid infrastructure in place to address substantive questions in both basic and applied science. Most importantly, this project has provided the military with novel, long-term, prospective data on the National Guard, traditionally an understudied military population. This project has in the past and will continue in the future to provide the TAG, aTAG, and commanders of the Ohio Guard with useful, pragmatic information immediately relevant to the training of men and women in the Ohio Reserve Component.