A pilot study of posttraumatic stress and associated functioning of Army National Guard following exposure to Iraq warzone trauma.Traumatology (2008)
AbstractThis study examines the experiences of a convenience sample of Army National Guard soldiers who were combat exposed during the Iraq War. Thirty-one men volunteered to complete an interview and questionnaires during training weekends. Participants reported significant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms (68% reported re-experiencing and 93% hyperarousal symptoms) based on a PTSD research interview. PTSD severity was associated with more alcohol consumption, illicit drug use, and poorer mental health functional status. These data suggest that combat-exposed soldiers may be at risk for significant PTSD symptoms, higher consumption of substances, and decreased quality of life.
Citation InformationDeborah Coolhart, Paige Ouimette, Jennifer Funderburk, Dawn Sugarman, et al.. "A pilot study of posttraumatic stress and associated functioning of Army National Guard following exposure to Iraq warzone trauma." Traumatology Vol. 14 Iss. 3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deborah_coolhart/10/