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Correlates of comorbid PTSD and drinking problems among sexual assault survivors.
Addict Behav. 2006 Jan; 31(1):128-32.AB

Abstract

Numerous studies show that sexual assault victims are likely to develop PTSD and have a greater risk of drinking problems than nonvictims. However, little is known about what differentiates survivors with PTSD only from those with comorbid PTSD and drinking problems. In this study, a large, diverse sample of community-residing women who had experienced adult sexual assault was surveyed. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify pre-assault, assault, and post-assault factors differentiating survivors with PTSD only from those with PTSD and drinking problems. Results showed that survivors with less education, histories of other traumas, who blamed their character more for the assault, believed drinking could reduce distress, drank to cope with the assault's effects, and received negative social reactions were more likely to have comorbid PTSD and drinking problems than those with PTSD only. Implications for future research and treatment with sexual assault victims are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Criminal Justice Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60607, USA. seullman@uic.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15899554

Citation

Ullman, Sarah E., et al. "Correlates of Comorbid PTSD and Drinking Problems Among Sexual Assault Survivors." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, no. 1, 2006, pp. 128-32.
Ullman SE, Filipas HH, Townsend SM, et al. Correlates of comorbid PTSD and drinking problems among sexual assault survivors. Addict Behav. 2006;31(1):128-32.
Ullman, S. E., Filipas, H. H., Townsend, S. M., & Starzynski, L. L. (2006). Correlates of comorbid PTSD and drinking problems among sexual assault survivors. Addictive Behaviors, 31(1), 128-32.
Ullman SE, et al. Correlates of Comorbid PTSD and Drinking Problems Among Sexual Assault Survivors. Addict Behav. 2006;31(1):128-32. PubMed PMID: 15899554.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Correlates of comorbid PTSD and drinking problems among sexual assault survivors. AU - Ullman,Sarah E, AU - Filipas,Henrietta H, AU - Townsend,Stephanie M, AU - Starzynski,Laura L, PY - 2004/09/16/received PY - 2005/03/31/revised PY - 2005/04/06/accepted PY - 2005/5/19/pubmed PY - 2006/6/6/medline PY - 2005/5/19/entrez SP - 128 EP - 32 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 31 IS - 1 N2 - Numerous studies show that sexual assault victims are likely to develop PTSD and have a greater risk of drinking problems than nonvictims. However, little is known about what differentiates survivors with PTSD only from those with comorbid PTSD and drinking problems. In this study, a large, diverse sample of community-residing women who had experienced adult sexual assault was surveyed. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify pre-assault, assault, and post-assault factors differentiating survivors with PTSD only from those with PTSD and drinking problems. Results showed that survivors with less education, histories of other traumas, who blamed their character more for the assault, believed drinking could reduce distress, drank to cope with the assault's effects, and received negative social reactions were more likely to have comorbid PTSD and drinking problems than those with PTSD only. Implications for future research and treatment with sexual assault victims are discussed. SN - 0306-4603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15899554/Correlates_of_comorbid_PTSD_and_drinking_problems_among_sexual_assault_survivors_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306-4603(05)00062-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -