Online Program

Protecting the Mental and Physical Health of Veterans: Emerging Research

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session explores research methods and clinical interventions to protect the mental and physical health of female and male combat veterans and active duty personnel. Topics include addressing substance use and mental health, criminal justice, symptom self-management and training needs of providers who treat veterans and families.
Session Objectives: Identify gender differences in rates of substance use and related mental health symptoms among active duty military personnel. Describe how the public health approach of needs assessment can help to enhance mental and physical health providers' treatment of veterans and their family members. Name treatments and supports that result in positive outcomes for veterans with histories of trauma exposure.

Randomized trial of a web-based nurse-assisted PTSD self-management intervention for primary care in combat veterans   
Elizabeth Harper Cordova, MA, Charles Engel, MD, MPH, Kristie Gore, PhD, Brett Litz, PhD, Kathryn Magruder, PhD, MPH, Nathan Stein, PhD, T. Ray Coe, PhD, Derik Yeager, MS, Xian Liu, PhD and Robert Ursano, MD
Differences in substance use and mental health symptoms among female and male active duty personnel   
William Higgins, Ph.D, Jacqueline Pflieger, Ph.D., Frances Barlas, Ph.D., Diana Jeffery, Ph.D., Mark Mattiko, M.Ed., Benedict Diniega, M.D. and Maureen Forsythe

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Men's Health Caucus, Caucus on Homelessness, Chiropractic Health Care, Disability

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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