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Clinical symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder-diagnosed Australian and United States Vietnam combat veterans: an MMPI-2 comparison.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Jul; 191(7):458-64.JN

Abstract

The authors compared MMPI-2 scores of 95 Australian and 96 US Vietnam combat veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from structured PTSD clinical interviews. Groups were strikingly similar on the MMPI-2 clinical and validity scales but were different on two content scales, with higher scores on FRS (fears) and BIZ (bizarre mentation) for the US sample. Employment status was included as a factor, because it too discriminated groups, but it did not interact with the veteran group variable to produce scale differences. The roles of employment status and disability payments are considered in accounting for differences in the psychiatric presentations of the groups. Results suggest that American and Australian Vietnam combat PTSD samples are very similar to each other, with implications for the treatment outcome literature.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Disaster Mental Health Institute, University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark Street, SDU 114, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12891093

Citation

Elhai, Jon D., et al. "Clinical Symptomatology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-diagnosed Australian and United States Vietnam Combat Veterans: an MMPI-2 Comparison." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 191, no. 7, 2003, pp. 458-64.
Elhai JD, Forbes D, Creamer M, et al. Clinical symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder-diagnosed Australian and United States Vietnam combat veterans: an MMPI-2 comparison. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003;191(7):458-64.
Elhai, J. D., Forbes, D., Creamer, M., McHugh, T. F., & Frueh, B. C. (2003). Clinical symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder-diagnosed Australian and United States Vietnam combat veterans: an MMPI-2 comparison. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191(7), 458-64.
Elhai JD, et al. Clinical Symptomatology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-diagnosed Australian and United States Vietnam Combat Veterans: an MMPI-2 Comparison. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003;191(7):458-64. PubMed PMID: 12891093.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder-diagnosed Australian and United States Vietnam combat veterans: an MMPI-2 comparison. AU - Elhai,Jon D, AU - Forbes,David, AU - Creamer,Mark, AU - McHugh,Tony F, AU - Frueh,B Christopher, PY - 2003/8/2/pubmed PY - 2003/9/13/medline PY - 2003/8/2/entrez SP - 458 EP - 64 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 191 IS - 7 N2 - The authors compared MMPI-2 scores of 95 Australian and 96 US Vietnam combat veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from structured PTSD clinical interviews. Groups were strikingly similar on the MMPI-2 clinical and validity scales but were different on two content scales, with higher scores on FRS (fears) and BIZ (bizarre mentation) for the US sample. Employment status was included as a factor, because it too discriminated groups, but it did not interact with the veteran group variable to produce scale differences. The roles of employment status and disability payments are considered in accounting for differences in the psychiatric presentations of the groups. Results suggest that American and Australian Vietnam combat PTSD samples are very similar to each other, with implications for the treatment outcome literature. SN - 0022-3018 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12891093/Clinical_symptomatology_of_posttraumatic_stress_disorder_diagnosed_Australian_and_United_States_Vietnam_combat_veterans:_an_MMPI_2_comparison_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -