- Integrating smoking cessation into mental health care for post-traumatic stress disorderMiles McFall
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Clin Trials 4:178-89. 2007..Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with a high prevalence of smoking, heavy cigarette consumption and low cessation rates...
- Integrating tobacco cessation treatment into mental health care for patients with posttraumatic stress disorderMiles McFall
Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am J Addict 15:336-44. 2006..The number of IC sessions and a previous quit history greater than six months predicted RPPA. Stopping smoking was not associated with worsening PTSD or depression...
- Integrating tobacco cessation into mental health care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trialMiles McFall
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, S 116 MHC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
JAMA 304:2485-93. 2010..Most smokers with mental illness do not receive tobacco cessation treatment...
- Improving the rates of quitting smoking for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderMiles McFall
PTSD Programs S 116 MHC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Am J Psychiatry 162:1311-9. 2005..This study aimed to improve the rate of quitting smoking for veterans with PTSD by integrating treatment for nicotine dependence into mental health care...
- Mental health and somatic symptom severity are associated with reduced physical activity among US Iraq and Afghanistan veteransKatherine D Hoerster
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle Division, Research and Development Service 1660S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Prev Med 55:450-2. 2012..Identifying factors associated with physical activity in this population will yield areas for targeted interventions aimed at increasing activity...
- 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...
- Behavioral activation as a primary care-based treatment for PTSD and depression among returning veteransMatthew Jakupcak
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, VISN 20 Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, and University of Washington, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
J Trauma Stress 23:491-5. 2010..The majority of veterans demonstrated meaningful improvements on depression and quality of life and veterans reported a high satisfaction with treatment...
- posttraumatic stress and its relationship to physical health functioning in a sample of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans seeking postdeployment VA health careMatthew Jakupcak
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 196:425-8. 2008..These results highlight the unique influence of PTSD on the physical health in treatment seeking Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans...
- Predicting costs of Veterans Affairs health care in Gulf War veterans with medically unexplained physical symptomsMiles McFall
VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Mil Med 170:70-5. 2005..The implications of these findings for anticipating costs of care for Persian Gulf War veterans are discussed...
- Anxiety sensitivity and depression: mechanisms for understanding somatic complaints in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderMatthew Jakupcak
Seattle Division, Puget Sound Health Care System, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
J Trauma Stress 19:471-9. 2006....
- Gulf War veterans' illnesses: a pilot study of the relationship of illness beliefs to symptom severity and functional health statusStephen C Hunt
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:818-27. 2004..Gulf War veterans' illness beliefs may impact clinical outcomes. Discussing illness beliefs and providing accurate information is an important component of medical care for Gulf War veterans...
- Survey of providers' attitudes toward integrating smoking cessation treatment into posttraumatic stress disorder careCarol A Malte
Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 27:249-55. 2013....
- Later life disability status following incarceration as a prisoner of warStephen C Hunt
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Mil Med 173:613-8. 2008..The objective of this project was to identify aspects of POW incarceration which are associated with later life disability status...
- Health and health behavior differences: U.S. Military, veteran, and civilian menKatherine D Hoerster
Research and Development Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am J Prev Med 43:483-9. 2012..Several important differences were identified among U.S. women from these subpopulations; to identify areas for targeted intervention, studies comparing men from these subpopulations are needed...
- Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan War veteransMatthew 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...
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and smoking: a systematic reviewSteven S Fu
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 9:1071-84. 2007..Intervention studies that test behavioral and pharmacological interventions designed specifically for use in patients with PTSD are needed to reduce morbidity and mortality in this population...
- A pilot study of behavioral activation for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorderMatthew Jakupcak
Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System, WA, USA
J Trauma Stress 19:387-91. 2006..Findings suggest that BA is a well-tolerated, potentially beneficial intervention for veterans with chronic symptoms of PTSD...
- Characteristics of deployed Operation Iraqi Freedom military personnel who seek mental health careBradford Felker
Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Mental Illness Education and Clinical Center, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
Mil Med 173:155-8. 2008..This study reports on the feasibility of using validated mental health screening instruments for deployed Operation Iraqi Freedom military personnel...
- Screening for post-traumatic stress disorder in female Veteran's Affairs patients: validation of the PTSD checklistDorcas J Dobie
Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:367-74. 2002..86 (95% CI 0.82-0.90). A PCL score of 38 optimized the performance of the PCL as a screening test (sensitivity 0.79, specificity 0.79). The PCL performed well as a screening measure for the detection of PTSD in female VA patients...
- Are veterans seeking Veterans Affairs' primary care as healthy as those seeking Department of Defense primary care? A look at Gulf War veterans' symptoms and functional statusRalph D Richardson
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Psychosom Med 64:676-83. 2002..Additionally, the association between employment status and health was examined...
- Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between symptoms and quality of life in veterans treated for posttraumatic stress disorderPaula P Schnurr
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, US Veterans Affrais Medical Center, VT 05009, USA
J Consult Clin Psychol 74:707-13. 2006..There were synchronous effects of symptom change on change in quality of life but no significant lagged effects. Results indicate the importance of measuring quality of life in future investigations of PTSD treatment...
- Specificity of patients' satisfaction with the delivery and outcome of treatmentAlan 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...
- Re: "Chronic multisymptom illness complex in Gulf War I veterans 10 years later"Stephen C Hunt
Am J Epidemiol 164:708-9; author reply 709-10. 2006
- Comparing traditional and Rasch analyses of the Mississippi PTSD Scale: revealing limitations of reverse-scored itemsKendon 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...