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Preliminary analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder screening within specialty clinic setting for OIF/OEF veterans seeking care for neck or back pain

Andrew S. Dunn, DC, MEd, MS, et al.


Figure. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) for (n = 79) Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, veterans with 46.8% post-traumatic stress disorder prevalence. 44 = optimal cutoff score that represents point on ROC curve farthest from chance line.

Rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been increasing among recently returning Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) veterans. Early detection and management are important for reducing chronic mental illness and disability. Because PTSD is often accompanied by chronic pain, clinic settings addressing pain complaints among veterans may provide opportunities for PTSD screening. This study evaluated the use of the PTSD Checklist to identify an optimal cutoff score for recently returning OIF/OEF veterans seeking care for neck or back pain. This study's findings show that future research and clinical practice are needed regarding PTSD screening among veterans.

Volume 48 Number 5, 2011
   Pages 493 — 902


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Dunn AS, Julian T, Formolo LR, Green BN, Chicoine DR. Preliminary analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder screening within specialty clinic setting for OIF/OEF veterans seeking care for neck or back pain. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(5):493-502.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.05.0104
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