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Correlates of pain symptoms among Iraq and Afghanistan military personnel following combat-related blast exposure

Kelcey J. Stratton, PhD, et al.

A better understanding of individual difference factors and comorbid conditions related to pain may be useful for identifying individuals at the greatest risk for developing complex and persistent symptoms following combat. The present study reveals that older age, mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) characteristics, depression symptoms, and posttraumatic stress disorder re-experiencing symptoms are related to self-reported pain among military personnel exposed to blasts during combat. Clinical interventions frequently target pain, psychiatric, and TBI symptoms separately; however, the significant associations between these conditions suggest that integrated treatment approaches that address the significant overlap in polytraumatic injuries may better meet Veterans’ needs.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0111

Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
   Pages 1189 — 1202


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Stratton KJ, Hawn SE, Amstadter AB, Cifu DX, Walker
WC. Correlates of pain symptoms among Iraq and Afghanistan military personnel following combat-related blast exposure. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(8):1189–1202.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0111
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