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Accession Number ADA566772
Title Development and Validation of a PTSD-Related Impairment Scale.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 39p
Personal Author B. Marx
Abstract Our goal is to design and validate an inventory to assess multiple dimensions of PTSD-related functional impairment experienced by active duty service members and veterans . A series of focus groups and individual assessments using interviews and self-report questionnaires were used to understand the multiple domains of functional impairment. Utilizing this information, the 80- item Inventory of Psychosocial Functioning (IPF) was developed, as well as a brief 14-item version. The psychometric properties of these inventories are being tested in Phase 3. Data collection for Phase 3 is near completion. By creating and validating an inventory to assess PTSD- related functional impairment we hope to offer a useful tool for clinicians, researchers and military leaders. This measure will have enormous value in identifying individuals with significant levels of impairments across multiple domains and for promoting more efficient allocation of resources.
Keywords Active duty
Military commanders
Motor function impairment
Post traumatic stress disorder

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept. 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W81XWH-08-2-0028

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