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Are male disaster workers with Vietnam military service at greater risk for ptsd than peers without combat history?
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 Nov; 194(11):859-63.JN

Abstract

This study examined whether male disaster workers with Vietnam service histories were at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder when compared with colleagues following duties at Ground Zero. The study compared participants from ongoing psychiatric screening of disaster workers: those with Vietnam service (Vietnam veteran; N = 125), those without trauma history (no trauma; N = 116); and those with childhood physical abuse but no combat history (physical abuse; N = 57). ANOVA indicated the trauma groups differed significantly in clinician-rated posttraumatic stress disorder severity (p < 0.005). However, post hoc analyses revealed the Vietnam veteran group did not differ significantly from the no trauma group; both had significantly lower severity compared with the physical abuse group. It should be noted that veterans in this sample, unlike in many studies, were in the workforce. Research with different veteran groups is warranted to clarify further the relation of combat experience and symptoms in disaster workers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17102711

Citation

Jayasinghe, Nimali, et al. "Are Male Disaster Workers With Vietnam Military Service at Greater Risk for Ptsd Than Peers Without Combat History?" The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 194, no. 11, 2006, pp. 859-63.
Jayasinghe N, Jedel S, Leck P, et al. Are male disaster workers with Vietnam military service at greater risk for ptsd than peers without combat history? J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006;194(11):859-63.
Jayasinghe, N., Jedel, S., Leck, P., Difede, J., Klausner, E., & Spielman, L. (2006). Are male disaster workers with Vietnam military service at greater risk for ptsd than peers without combat history? The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(11), 859-63.
Jayasinghe N, et al. Are Male Disaster Workers With Vietnam Military Service at Greater Risk for Ptsd Than Peers Without Combat History. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006;194(11):859-63. PubMed PMID: 17102711.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Are male disaster workers with Vietnam military service at greater risk for ptsd than peers without combat history? AU - Jayasinghe,Nimali, AU - Jedel,Sharon, AU - Leck,Pam, AU - Difede,Joann, AU - Klausner,Ellen, AU - Spielman,Lisa, PY - 2006/11/15/pubmed PY - 2006/12/12/medline PY - 2006/11/15/entrez SP - 859 EP - 63 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 194 IS - 11 N2 - This study examined whether male disaster workers with Vietnam service histories were at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder when compared with colleagues following duties at Ground Zero. The study compared participants from ongoing psychiatric screening of disaster workers: those with Vietnam service (Vietnam veteran; N = 125), those without trauma history (no trauma; N = 116); and those with childhood physical abuse but no combat history (physical abuse; N = 57). ANOVA indicated the trauma groups differed significantly in clinician-rated posttraumatic stress disorder severity (p < 0.005). However, post hoc analyses revealed the Vietnam veteran group did not differ significantly from the no trauma group; both had significantly lower severity compared with the physical abuse group. It should be noted that veterans in this sample, unlike in many studies, were in the workforce. Research with different veteran groups is warranted to clarify further the relation of combat experience and symptoms in disaster workers. SN - 0022-3018 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17102711/Are_male_disaster_workers_with_Vietnam_military_service_at_greater_risk_for_ptsd_than_peers_without_combat_history L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nmd.0000244831.73276.6c DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -