Factors impacting functional status in veterans of recent conflicts with PTSD

F. Andrew Kozel, Nyaz Didehbani, Bambi DeLaRosa, Christina Bass, Caitlin D. Schraufnagel, Cassie Rae Morgan, Penelope Jones, Jeffrey S. Spence, John Hart

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Abstract

Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) underwent a systematic evaluation to determine which factors were associated with the degree of functional status. Demographic information, self-report scales, and symptom ratings performed by trained evaluators were investigated in multiple regression models to determine their contribution to functional status. Ninety-six participants were included in the model assessing degree of functional status. Depressive symptoms, a depressive disorder diagnosis, and to a lesser extent, the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale were selected in the final model that best predicted the degree of functional status. Depressive symptoms significantly affect the function of veteranswith PTSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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