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Combat exposure, psychological symptoms, and marital satisfaction in National Guard soldiers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006.
Anxiety Stress Coping. 2009 Jan; 22(1):101-15.AS

Abstract

In current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, US National Guard (NG) troops are serving longer deployments than ever before. Little is known, however, about how such deployments affect this population of individuals, relative to active component (AC) troops. This study investigated the extent of combat exposure, severity of post-deployment psychological symptoms, and general interpersonal functioning, as well as the interrelationships of these variables, in 50 NG soldiers who served a 12-month deployment in Iraq from 2005 to 2006. The results indicate that combat exposure and post-deployment post-traumatic stress symptoms in this sample are greater than those in NG veterans of past military operations, and similar to those of full-time soldiers in current operations. Furthermore, the patterns of interrelationships between combat exposure, psychological symptoms, and interpersonal variables were similar to those detected in prior research on AC troops. These results suggest that NG veterans of current military operations may require similar services as active duty veterans. Given that NG troops are less integrated into the military structure, specific outreach efforts may be needed to help NG veterans to receive such services.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. keith.renshaw@psych.utah.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18785032

Citation

Renshaw, Keith D., et al. "Combat Exposure, Psychological Symptoms, and Marital Satisfaction in National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom From 2005 to 2006." Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, vol. 22, no. 1, 2009, pp. 101-15.
Renshaw KD, Rodrigues CS, Jones DH. Combat exposure, psychological symptoms, and marital satisfaction in National Guard soldiers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2009;22(1):101-15.
Renshaw, K. D., Rodrigues, C. S., & Jones, D. H. (2009). Combat exposure, psychological symptoms, and marital satisfaction in National Guard soldiers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 22(1), 101-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/10615800802354000
Renshaw KD, Rodrigues CS, Jones DH. Combat Exposure, Psychological Symptoms, and Marital Satisfaction in National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom From 2005 to 2006. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2009;22(1):101-15. PubMed PMID: 18785032.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Combat exposure, psychological symptoms, and marital satisfaction in National Guard soldiers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006. AU - Renshaw,Keith D, AU - Rodrigues,Camila S, AU - Jones,David H, PY - 2008/9/12/pubmed PY - 2009/3/12/medline PY - 2008/9/12/entrez SP - 101 EP - 15 JF - Anxiety, stress, and coping JO - Anxiety Stress Coping VL - 22 IS - 1 N2 - In current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, US National Guard (NG) troops are serving longer deployments than ever before. Little is known, however, about how such deployments affect this population of individuals, relative to active component (AC) troops. This study investigated the extent of combat exposure, severity of post-deployment psychological symptoms, and general interpersonal functioning, as well as the interrelationships of these variables, in 50 NG soldiers who served a 12-month deployment in Iraq from 2005 to 2006. The results indicate that combat exposure and post-deployment post-traumatic stress symptoms in this sample are greater than those in NG veterans of past military operations, and similar to those of full-time soldiers in current operations. Furthermore, the patterns of interrelationships between combat exposure, psychological symptoms, and interpersonal variables were similar to those detected in prior research on AC troops. These results suggest that NG veterans of current military operations may require similar services as active duty veterans. Given that NG troops are less integrated into the military structure, specific outreach efforts may be needed to help NG veterans to receive such services. SN - 1477-2205 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18785032/Combat_exposure_psychological_symptoms_and_marital_satisfaction_in_National_Guard_soldiers_who_served_in_Operation_Iraqi_Freedom_from_2005_to_2006_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10615800802354000 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -