Veterans

Use of outpatient care in VA and Medicare among disability-eligible and age-eligible veteran patients

Liu CF, Bryson CL, Burgess JF Jr, Sharp N, Perkins M, Maciejewski ML. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Mar 5;12:51. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-51. Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. Chuan-Fen.Liu@va.gov BACKGROUND:  More than half of veterans who use Veterans […]

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The role of pain, functioning, and mental health in suicidality among Veterans Affairs primary care patients

Magruder KM, Yeager D, Brawman-Mintzer O. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S118-24. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300451. Epub 2012 Jan 25. Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA. OBJECTIVES:  We examined suicidality, pain, functioning, and psychiatric disorders among veterans in primary care by using both self-report and clinical measures […]

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Pathways to vocational services: factors affecting entry by veterans enrolled in Veterans Health Administration mental health services

Drebing CE, Mueller L, Van Ormer EA, Duffy P, LePage J, Rosenheck R, Drake R, Rose GS, King K, Penk W. Psychol Serv. 2012 Feb;9(1):49-63. doi: 10.1037/a0026662 Psychology Service (116B), Bedford VA Medical Center, MA 01730, USA. charles.drebing@va.gov The current study provides naturalistic data documenting the pathways-to-care to vocational services for 155 veterans who were […]

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Personal characteristics affecting veterans’ use of services for post traumatic stress disorder

Brooks E, Novins DK, Thomas D, Jiang L, Nagamoto HT, Dailey N, Bair B, Shore JH. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Sep 1;63(9):862-7. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100444. SOURCE:   Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado Denver, PO Box 6508, Mail Stop F800, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. elizabeth.brooks@ucdenver.edu OBJECTIVE:  Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widespread among […]

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Preventive services in veterans in relation to disability

Littman AJ, Koepsell TD, Forsberg CW, Haselkorn JK, Boyko EJ. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(3):339-50. SOURCE:  Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, VA Puget Sound Medical Center, 1100 Olive Way, Metropolitan Park West, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. alyson@u.washington.edu Veterans with disabilities are at an increased risk of secondary impairments and may have difficulty accessing […]

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Health and wellness characteristics of persons with traumatic brain injury

Braden CA, Cuthbert JP, Brenner L, Hawley L, Morey C, Newman J, Staniszewski K, Harrison-Felix C. Brain Inj. 2012;26(11):1315-27. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2012.706351. Epub 2012 Aug 9. SOURCE:  Research Department, Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO 80113, USA. cbraden@craighospital.org OBJECTIVE:  To describe health and wellness characteristics of persons with TBI living in the community, compare to other disability populations […]

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Long-term disabilities associated with combat casualties: measuring disability and reintegration in combat veterans

Resnik L, Reiber G. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012;20 Suppl 1:S31-4. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-08-S31 Department of Health Services, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. Many physical and mental health problems associated with combat casualties affect the reintegration of service members into home and community life. Quantifying and measuring reintegration is important to answer […]

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Confidence in the Fairness of Local Public Health Systems’ Response to Disasters: The US Veterans’ Perspective

Heslin KC, Riopelle D, Gin JL, Ordunez J, Naranjo DE, Dobalian A. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:   Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, Veterans Health Administration, Sepulveda, California (Drs Heslin, Gin, and Dobalian; Mr Ordunez; and Mss Riopelle and Naranjo). Objective:  The effectiveness of local public health […]

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A prospective examination of the impact of a supported employment program and employment on health-related quality of life, handicap, and disability among Veterans with SCI

Ottomanelli L, Barnett SD, Goetz LL. Qual Life Res. 2013 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:   Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) and Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) Center of Excellence Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, 8900 Grand Oak Circle (118M), Tampa, FL, 33637, USA, lisa.ottomanelli@va.gov. PURPOSES:  To investigate […]

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Predicting functional decline of older men living in veteran homes by minimum data set: implications for disability prevention programs in long term care settings

Chen LY, Liu LK, Liu CL, Peng LN, Lin MH, Chen LK, Lan CF, Chang PL. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Apr;14(4):309.e9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.01.017. SOURCE:  Aging and Health Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk and protective factors for functional decline of veteran home residents in Taiwan to […]

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