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Predicting mortality in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder thirty years after Vietnam.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Apr; 197(4):260-5.JN

Abstract

Previous research has demonstrated elevated mortality rates among Vietnam-era veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, especially deaths resulting from nonmedical causes. However, information on the relative contribution of particular risk factors to increased mortality is limited. We used receiver operating characteristics methodology to identify patient-level characteristics that predicted 7-year mortality in 79,551 middle-aged, male, posttraumatic stress disorder-diagnosed outpatients seeking mental health treatment within the Veterans Affairs Health Care System between April 1, 1998 and September 30, 1998. Receiver operating characteristics models indicated that the strongest predictor of mortality was a recent history of medical hospitalization, followed by severity of medical diagnoses and presence of a substance disorder. Results highlight the importance of addressing comorbid medical illnesses and addictive disorders when caring for this population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, California, USA. eric.crawford@va.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19363382

Citation

Crawford, Eric F., et al. "Predicting Mortality in Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Thirty Years After Vietnam." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 197, no. 4, 2009, pp. 260-5.
Crawford EF, Drescher KD, Rosen CS. Predicting mortality in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder thirty years after Vietnam. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009;197(4):260-5.
Crawford, E. F., Drescher, K. D., & Rosen, C. S. (2009). Predicting mortality in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder thirty years after Vietnam. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(4), 260-5. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0b013e31819dbfce
Crawford EF, Drescher KD, Rosen CS. Predicting Mortality in Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Thirty Years After Vietnam. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009;197(4):260-5. PubMed PMID: 19363382.
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