Accession Number:

ADA591183

Title:

Project VALOR: Trajectories of Change in PTSD in Combat-Exposed Veterans

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2013

Corporate Author:

VETERANS AFFAIRS BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This goal of this project is to develop a large-scale, longitudinal registry of PTSD in combat-exposed OIFOEFOND male and female veterans. The objective of the current study is to systematically expand the longitudinal assessment by collecting follow-up data at additional time points for multiple domains of interest. Patterns of longitudinal change in the VALOR cohort will be empirically classified into trajectory subtypes by means of latent growth mixture modeling. The availability of comprehensive data on PTSD symptoms and related exposures and outcomes at multiple time points in a cohort of VA users with and without PTSD provide a unique opportunity to examine a number of hypotheses regarding longitudinal trajectories in combat-exposed veterans. In addition, the large proportion of women in our sample will allow us to examine variation in the associations by gender.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE