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Post-deployment injury among new combat veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare.
Inj Prev. 2011 Oct; 17(5):343-7.IP

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine prevalence and potential risk factors for post-deployment injury among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare. A national, stratified sample of Iraq/Afghanistan combat Veteran VA users was surveyed in 2008. Mental and physical health, including medically-treated injuries sustained since deployment, were self-reported. Injury risk was estimated using survey logistic regression. Stratified ORs and 95% CIs were adjusted for potential confounders and non-response bias and weighted to represent the target population. Nearly half the population reported post-deployment injuries. In multivariate models, veterans with probable post-traumatic stress disorder (OR=2.1; 95% CI 1.3 to 3.5), self-reported diagnosed depression (OR=3.6; 95% CI 1.8 to 7.0) and anger problems (OR=2.4; 95% CI 1.4 to 4.2) had greater odds of post-deployment injury. Deployment-related injuries were also strongly associated with odds of post-deployment injury. Results suggest that mental health disorders increase the odds of post-deployment injury among combat veteran VA users. Longitudinal research examining these associations is warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA. kathleen.carlson@va.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21546526

Citation

Carlson, Kathleen F., et al. "Post-deployment Injury Among New Combat Veterans Enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare." Injury Prevention : Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, vol. 17, no. 5, 2011, pp. 343-7.
Carlson KF, Gravely AA, Noorbaloochi S, et al. Post-deployment injury among new combat veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare. Inj Prev. 2011;17(5):343-7.
Carlson, K. F., Gravely, A. A., Noorbaloochi, S., Simon, A. B., Bangerter, A. K., & Sayer, N. A. (2011). Post-deployment injury among new combat veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare. Injury Prevention : Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, 17(5), 343-7. https://doi.org/10.1136/ip.2010.030213
Carlson KF, et al. Post-deployment Injury Among New Combat Veterans Enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare. Inj Prev. 2011;17(5):343-7. PubMed PMID: 21546526.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Post-deployment injury among new combat veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare. AU - Carlson,Kathleen F, AU - Gravely,Amy A, AU - Noorbaloochi,Siamak, AU - Simon,Alisha Baines, AU - Bangerter,Ann K, AU - Sayer,Nina A, Y1 - 2011/05/05/ PY - 2011/5/7/entrez PY - 2011/5/7/pubmed PY - 2011/12/14/medline SP - 343 EP - 7 JF - Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention JO - Inj Prev VL - 17 IS - 5 N2 - The purpose of this study was to examine prevalence and potential risk factors for post-deployment injury among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare. A national, stratified sample of Iraq/Afghanistan combat Veteran VA users was surveyed in 2008. Mental and physical health, including medically-treated injuries sustained since deployment, were self-reported. Injury risk was estimated using survey logistic regression. Stratified ORs and 95% CIs were adjusted for potential confounders and non-response bias and weighted to represent the target population. Nearly half the population reported post-deployment injuries. In multivariate models, veterans with probable post-traumatic stress disorder (OR=2.1; 95% CI 1.3 to 3.5), self-reported diagnosed depression (OR=3.6; 95% CI 1.8 to 7.0) and anger problems (OR=2.4; 95% CI 1.4 to 4.2) had greater odds of post-deployment injury. Deployment-related injuries were also strongly associated with odds of post-deployment injury. Results suggest that mental health disorders increase the odds of post-deployment injury among combat veteran VA users. Longitudinal research examining these associations is warranted. SN - 1475-5785 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21546526/Post_deployment_injury_among_new_combat_veterans_enrolled_in_Veterans_Affairs__VA__healthcare_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -