Alan Fontana

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint War zone veterans returning to treatment: effects of social functioning and psychopathology
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:699-707. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Female Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan seeking care from VA specialized PTSD Programs: comparison with male veterans and female war zone veterans of previous eras
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center and VA New England Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:751-7. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Treatment-seeking veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan: comparison with veterans of previous wars
    Alan Fontana
    New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:513-21. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Trauma, change in strength of religious faith, and mental health service use among veterans treated for PTSD
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA National Center for PTSD, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:579-84. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of war-zone trauma and PTSD in the etiology of antisocial behavior
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, a division of the VA National Center for PTSD and Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:203-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Treatment of female veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of comfort in a predominantly male environment
    Alan Fontana
    PTSD Evaluations, Northeast Program Evaluation Center and Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatr Q 77:55-67. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Continuity and intensity of care among women receiving outpatient care for PTSD
    Greg A Greenberg
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VAMC West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Q 75:165-81. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of treatment outcomes for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder with and without comorbid substance use/dependence
    Alan Fontana
    VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 46:1008-14. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care and clinical effectiveness: treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Greg A Greenberg
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VAMC, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:202-14. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint A multivariate model of patients' satisfaction with treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:93-106. 2003

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint War zone veterans returning to treatment: effects of social functioning and psychopathology
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:699-707. 2010
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Female Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan seeking care from VA specialized PTSD Programs: comparison with male veterans and female war zone veterans of previous eras
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center and VA New England Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:751-7. 2010
    ..Differences in the characteristics and mental health needs of female veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan war compared with those of veterans of other wars may have useful implications for VA program and treatment planning...
  3. doi request reprint Treatment-seeking veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan: comparison with veterans of previous wars
    Alan Fontana
    New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:513-21. 2008
    ..There is a window of opportunity, therefore, for developing and focusing on treatment interventions that emphasize the preservation of these social assets...
  4. ncbi request reprint Trauma, change in strength of religious faith, and mental health service use among veterans treated for PTSD
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA National Center for PTSD, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:579-84. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of war-zone trauma and PTSD in the etiology of antisocial behavior
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, a division of the VA National Center for PTSD and Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:203-9. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Treatment of female veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of comfort in a predominantly male environment
    Alan Fontana
    PTSD Evaluations, Northeast Program Evaluation Center and Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychiatr Q 77:55-67. 2006
    ..Comfort level was unrelated to satisfaction and only minimally related to clinical outcomes. The primary role of women's comfort level, therefore, appeared to be as a facilitator of their participation in the therapeutic process...
  7. ncbi request reprint Continuity and intensity of care among women receiving outpatient care for PTSD
    Greg A Greenberg
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VAMC West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Q 75:165-81. 2004
    ..001 was used to adjust for multiple comparisons, none of the relationships remained statistically significant. Thus, this study provides only weak and inconsistent evidence of the clinical benefits of continuity of care...
  8. doi request reprint Comparison of treatment outcomes for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder with and without comorbid substance use/dependence
    Alan Fontana
    VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 46:1008-14. 2012
    ..These results were replicated in the second sample. The results suggest that there may be a synergistic effect operating in the treatment of the two comorbid disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Continuity of care and clinical effectiveness: treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Greg A Greenberg
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VAMC, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:202-14. 2003
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint A multivariate model of patients' satisfaction with treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:93-106. 2003
    ..Among treatment characteristics, the social climate of the inpatient milieu and the focus on war traumas in outpatient therapy had major effects on the quality and quantity of patients' participation and their satisfaction...
  11. ncbi request reprint Use of mental health services by veterans with PTSD after the terrorist attacks of September 11
    Robert Rosenheck
    VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1684-90. 2003
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of loss of meaning in the pursuit of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center VA National Center for PTSD, Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:133-6. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Post-september 11 admission symptoms and treatment response among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
    Robert A Rosenheck
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center of the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1610-7. 2003
    ..The authors examined clinical data on veterans who had a diagnosis of PTSD to determine whether the attacks exacerbated their symptoms...
  14. ncbi request reprint Black and Hispanic veterans in intensive VA treatment programs for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Robert Rosenheck
    Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Med Care 40:I52-61. 2002
    ..This study examines differences in treatment process and outcomes among minority veterans treated in specialized intensive VA programs for war-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...
  15. pmc Does PTSD moderate the relationship between social support and suicide risk in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans seeking mental health treatment?
    Matthew Jakupcak
    VISN 20 Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:1001-5. 2010
    ..This study examined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a potential moderating variable in the relationship between social support and elevated suicide risk in a sample of treatment-seeking Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans...
  16. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans
    Matthew Jakupcak
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:303-6. 2009
    ..7 times greater in veterans who screened positive for two or more comorbid disorders relative to veterans with PTSD only. Findings are relevant to identifying risk for suicide behaviors in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans...
  17. ncbi request reprint An empirical conceptualization of the recovery orientation
    Sandra G Resnick
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center and Yale University School of Medicine, NEPEC 182, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Schizophr Res 75:119-28. 2005
    ..The recovery movement is having a growing impact on policy for people with severe mental illness. The empirical literature on the recovery orientation, however, is scant, and no empirical conceptualization of recovery has been published...
  18. ncbi request reprint Changing environments and alternative perspectives in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of new antipsychotic drugs
    Robert Rosenheck
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Cambell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:81-93. 2003
    ..In conclusion, cost-effectiveness, as evaluated in studies like CATIE, will increasingly need to be tied to service system contingencies, environments, and evaluation perspectives...
  19. ncbi request reprint Specificity of patients' satisfaction with the delivery and outcome of treatment
    Alan Fontana
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06518, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:780-4. 2006
    ..Further, patients appear to make valid differentiations between satisfaction with the delivery of care and the clinical outcome of care when their attention is focused specifically on satisfaction with these features...
  20. ncbi request reprint Long-term course of treatment-seeking Vietnam veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: mortality, clinical condition, and life satisfaction
    David Read Johnson
    Post Traumatic Stress Center, 19 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:35-41. 2004
    ..The extremely high mortality rate, however, provides a somber reminder of the seriousness of this disorder...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparing traditional and Rasch analyses of the Mississippi PTSD Scale: revealing limitations of reverse-scored items
    Kendon J Conrad
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Appl Meas 5:15-30. 2004
    ..The study supports the use of Rasch analysis over TST in health research since it indicated ways to reduce respondent burden while maintaining reliability and improving validity...