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A prospective analysis of trauma exposure: the mediating role of PTSD symptomatology.
J Trauma Stress. 2002 Jun; 15(3):259-66.JT

Abstract

Trauma exposure has been associated with increased risk of exposure to additional traumatic events. Reactions to trauma exposure, specifically PTSD symptomatology, may mediate the link between trauma exposure and later traumatic events. Data from a longitudinal sample of Gulf War veterans (N = 2,949) were analyzed using a series of regression models. Higher levels of combat exposure were related to increased reports of PTSD symptomatology immediately upon return as well as increased reports of traumatic events in the 2 years following the Gulf War. PTSD symptomatology partially mediated the link between combat exposure and later trauma. Symptom clusters were also analyzed separately as potential mediators. Implications for the treatment of PTSD and prevention of exposure to multiple traumas are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Women's Health Sciences Division, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts, USA. horcutt@niu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12092919

Citation

Orcutt, Holly K., et al. "A Prospective Analysis of Trauma Exposure: the Mediating Role of PTSD Symptomatology." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 15, no. 3, 2002, pp. 259-66.
Orcutt HK, Erickson DJ, Wolfe J. A prospective analysis of trauma exposure: the mediating role of PTSD symptomatology. J Trauma Stress. 2002;15(3):259-66.
Orcutt, H. K., Erickson, D. J., & Wolfe, J. (2002). A prospective analysis of trauma exposure: the mediating role of PTSD symptomatology. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15(3), 259-66.
Orcutt HK, Erickson DJ, Wolfe J. A Prospective Analysis of Trauma Exposure: the Mediating Role of PTSD Symptomatology. J Trauma Stress. 2002;15(3):259-66. PubMed PMID: 12092919.
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