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Identification of domains and measures for assessment battery to examine well-being of spouses of OIF/OEF veterans with PTSD

Jeanne Hayes, PhD, MPA, et al.

Identifying how servicemembers' exposure to trauma affects spouses is a critical gap. We used a combination of expert panel and qualitative methods to develop a battery of instruments to assess marital partners' well-being. We describe our methods and outcomes, including the measurements selected for the assessment battery, findings from interviews with spouses, and plans for administering the battery to identify unmet caregiver needs and, ultimately, to develop targeted interventions for spouses and others assisting with the veterans' care. Marital partners' well-being is a key component of veterans' recovery; veterans' chances of recovering from trauma may be minimized without their partners' support.



Volume 47 Number 9, 2010
   Pages 825 — 840


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hayes J, Wakefield B, Andresen EM, Scherrer J, Traylor L, Wiegmann P, Demark T, DeSouza C. Identification of domains and measures for assessment battery to examine well-being of spouses of OIF/OEF veterans with PTSD.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(9):825-40.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2009.04.0049

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