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dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Sanna J.en
dc.creatorMcCarthy, Michael Damianen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T22:12:07Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-05T22:12:07Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2697en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractOperation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) represent one of the longest wartime deployments in the history of the American military. To date, 1.6 million American military members have deployed. Of these, an estimated 300,000 have returned with a mental health condition, such as depression or PTSD. The Department of Defense has established a robust screening program to identify and track deployment-related physical and psychiatric illnesses. The Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) is a primary tool to identify physical and psychiatric risk following a deployment. The PDHRA is a web-based survey, which is administered between 90-180 days after a deployment. This study seeks to evaluate the psychometric properties and clinical utility of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) for accurately identifying truama and depression among Airmen following a deployment. Descriptive statistics, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used to address separate research aims. Study aims assessed the impact of deployment on military members and the clinical utility and psychometric properties of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment. Findings suggest that the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment is a useful triage tool to identify trauma and depression among Airmen following deployment. The study makes recommendations for improving the clinical utility and psychometric properties of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA).  en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectPost-deployment Health Reassessmenten
dc.subjectHealth risk assessmenten
dc.subjectMilitaryen
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectDepression, mentalen
dc.subjectAffective disordersen
dc.subjectPTSDen
dc.subjectPost-traumatic stress disorderen
dc.subjectAirmenen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subjectSoldiersen
dc.subjectArmed forcesen
dc.subjectMedical careen
dc.subjectMilitary Health System (U.S.)en
dc.subjectVeteransen
dc.subjectAfghan War, 2001-en
dc.subjectPsychological aspectsen
dc.subjectIraq War, 2003-en
dc.subjectWar on Terrorism, 2001-en
dc.subjectPDHRAen
dc.titleThe psychometric properties and clinical utility of the Air Force Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) for airmen with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depressionen
dc.date.updated2011-07-05T22:12:23Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2697en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSpringer, David W.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchwab, Arthur J.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGreene, Roberta R.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOzanian, Alfred J.en
dc.description.departmentSocial Worken
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSocial Worken
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Worken
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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