Spouses/Family Members of Service Members at Risk for PTSD or Suicide
Annual rept. 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015
GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA
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The purpose of the study is to gain new knowledge about the experiences of family members of service members who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD or severe depression. The study is multi-method, with an initial qualitative phase Phase 1, and a follow-up longitudinal, quantitative phase Phase 2. During Year 5, the revision of the approach and recruitment was approved by USAMRAATATRC on 10232014. This prompted IRB revisions, the final versions of which were approved by GMU IRB on 1222014 and by AHRPO by 12172014. Multiple recruitment efforts quickly yielded all desired participants in the male soldierfemale spouse group for Phase 1. However, participants in the other two groups female soldiermale spouse single soldierparent have been much more difficult to recruit. A total of 2 female soldiermale spouse dyads have been enrolled, with no single soldierparent dyads. Based on the recruitment difficulties and impending end of the project, TATRC officials Michelle Lane and Kate Nassauer recommended that we focus on engaging as many dyads in these two groups as possible for Phase 1 for the remainder of the project period.
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