Accession Number:

ADA592431

Title:

Mortuary Affairs Soldiers: Early Intervention and Altering Barriers to Care for Traumatic Stress and PTSD

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Aug 2012-14 Aug 2013

Corporate Author:

HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This project was designed to implement and assess the feasibility of a unique and newly-developed intervention TEAM Troop Education for Army Morale. TEAM is designed to meet the specific post deployment needs of Mortuary Affairs MA Soldiers through individual training, active engagement in problem solving and accessing care, enhanced buddy care and spouse support. Specific aims include 1 demonstrating the feasibility of TEAM intervention for care, support and lessening barriers to care for MA Soldiers and 2 assessing the effectiveness of TEAM on disorder e.g., PTSD, depression, distress, health risk behaviors e.g., alcohol or tobacco use, work function, marital conflict, and barriers to health care utilization. Nine cohorts N 129 Soldiers have been recruited from the 54th and 111th MA companies at Ft Lee, VA. Collected data have been entered into the database. Data cleaning and preparations are ongoing. Preliminary analyses indicate most MA Soldiers find TEAM helpful e.g., managing stress, reducing arousal although the intervention has not been found to significantly affect probable PTSD or depression. Subject recruitment is ongoing.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE