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Relationship Factors Contributing to the Progression of Combat Related PTSD and Suiciality Over Time

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Annual rept. 2 Mar 2014-1 Mar 2015

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The RAMP project is designed to examine the key social context of intimate romantic relationships of active duty Army soldiers, and how interpersonal processes in this type of relationship can affect psychological functioning over time. The ultimate goal of this knowledge will be to enhance existing programs and therapies for military couples. This study consists of confidential online surveys, which are completed by active duty Army males recently returned from a deployment, along with their significant romantic partner. The study consists of a total of 5 surveys each for the service members and their female partners. During this report period, we completed recruitment for the study. After screening potential participants, we invited 719 couples to complete Survey 1. Of those invited, 593 couples completed Survey 1, which is an 82 response rate. After screening the initial sample for various factors, 281 couples were invited into Surveys 2 through 5. Response rates on the individual level so far are 98 for Survey 2, 94 for Survey 3, and 99 for Survey 4. Survey 5 was launched March 20th, 2015 and therefore response rates are not available at this time. Initial preliminary analyses have begun. We presented three posters at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies ABCT 2014 conference and 1 poster at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association 2014 Conference. We have submitted three poster abstracts and four symposium abstracts for the 2015 ACBT Conference.

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  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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