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Accession Number ADA566778
Title Understanding Resilience in Wounded Warriors and Their Families.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 63p
Personal Author J. M. Brown
Abstract The current project was undertaken to identify the impact of deployment injury on measures of family functioning (i.e., relationship adjustment, parental stress, and family chaos) as well as on measures of psychological symptoms of the service member (i.e., PTSD, depression, and alcohol use).Returning NG service members and their spouses rated family functioning as lower in the face of psychological difficulties experienced by the service member. Physical injury was positively related to psychological distress among service members. Neither the spouses of returning NG members nor the service members themselves reported significantly reduced family functioning in the face of physical dysfunction. Likewise, neither group reported significantly reduced family functioning in the face of physical dysfunction coupled with psychological difficulties. Thus, at least at this point in the reunification process, although invisible wounds of war are a detriment to family functioning, visible wounds of war appear to be protective against family dysfunction, even when psychological problems are present.
Keywords Alcoholism
Family members
Military personnel
Signs and symptoms
Wounds and injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Aug 2009-31 Jan 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W81XWH-09-1-0527

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