Last updated on April 2019

Improving Psychosocial Functioning in Older Veterans With PTSD


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Age: Between 60 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

Focus groups:

  • Veterans need to be at least 60 years old to be eligible to participate in the focus groups.
  • Potential participants will be assessed with the PC-PTSD-5 prior to being invited to participate.
  • Inclusion criteria include endorsement of a military-related criterion A event and a score of 3 or higher on the PC-PTSD-5.
    Pilot
  • Veterans need to be at least 60 years old to be eligible to participate in the study.
  • Potential participants will be assessed for PTSD symptoms.
  • Inclusion criteria include endorsement of a military-related criterion A event and several PTSD symptoms.
    Comparison
  • Veterans need to be at least 60 years old to be eligible to participate in the study.
  • For both intervention and support groups, participants (who will be assessed for PTSD), must endorse a military-related criterion A event and several PTSD symptoms.

Exclusion Criteria:

Focus groups:

  • Veterans who are diagnosed with a psychotic disorder or have psychotic symptoms, have been hospitalized for suicidal ideation or psychosis within the past year, or have a diagnosis of dementia or other severe cognitive disorder.
  • Potential participants will also be excluded if they do not agree to be audio recorded.
    Pilot
  • Veterans who are in current treatment for PTSD, are diagnosed with a psychotic disorder or have psychotic symptoms, have been hospitalized for suicidal ideation or psychosis within the past year, or have a diagnosis of dementia or other severe cognitive disorder.
  • Veterans will be asked not to join therapy groups or other interventions for the duration of their participation in the study.
  • Potential participants will also be excluded if they do not agree to be audio recorded.
    Comparison
  • Veterans who are in current treatment for PTSD, are diagnosed with a psychotic disorder or have psychotic symptoms, have been hospitalized for suicidal ideation or psychosis within the past year, or have a diagnosis of dementia or other severe cognitive disorder.
  • Veterans will be asked not to join therapy groups or other interventions for the duration of their participation in the study.
  • Potential participants will also be excluded if they do not agree to be audio recorded.
  • In addition, Veterans who participated in the pilot phase of the study will be excluded from participating in the comparison condition phase.

Recruitment Status: Open


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