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PTSD is negatively associated with physical performance and physical function in older overweight military Veterans

Katherine S. Hall, PhD, et al.

The military Veteran population is aging, resulting in a surge of older patients (65 and older) using Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services. These older Veterans also account for a rising number of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cases treated in the VHA. Multiple illnesses at the same time are common among older Veterans, with effects seen across lifestyle behaviors, functional ability, and quality of life. The added burden of comorbid psychological conditions such as PTSD on physical performance outcomes in older Veterans has received little attention to date. Examining the relationship between PTSD and physical function has tremendous potential for improving integrated health care and optimally directing rehabilitation services.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0091

Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
   Pages 285 — 296


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hall KS, Beckham JC, Bosworth HB, Sloane R, Pieper CF, Morey MC. PTSD is negatively associated with physical performance and physical function in older overweight military Veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51(2):285–96.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0091
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