Accession Number : ADA624262


Title :   Spouses/Family Members of Service Members at Risk for PTSD or Suicide


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015


Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA


Personal Author(s) : Renshaw, Keith D


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a624262.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : 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 USAMRAA/TATRC on 10/23/2014. This prompted IRB revisions, the final versions of which were approved by GMU IRB on 12/2/2014 and by AHRPO by 12/17/2014. Multiple recruitment efforts quickly yielded all desired participants in the male soldier/female spouse group for Phase 1. However, participants in the other two groups (female soldier/male spouse; single soldier/parent) have been much more difficult to recruit. A total of 2 female soldier/male spouse dyads have been enrolled, with no single soldier/parent 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.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , DEMOGRAPHY , DEPRESSION , FAMILY MEMBERS , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , MARRIAGE , MENTAL HEALTH , MILITARY MEDICINE , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS , RISK , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , SUICIDE


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE