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Publications [#291325] of Jill S. Compton

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  1. Erbes, CR; Meis, LA; Polusny, MA; Compton, JS (2011). Couple Adjustment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in National Guard Veterans of the Iraq War. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(4), 479-487. [doi]
    (last updated on 2018/01/19)

    Abstract:
    Relationship adjustment and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms were assessed across two time points in a sample of 313 married or partnered National Guard soldiers recently returned from combat duty in Iraq. Structural equation modeling using a four-factor model for PTSD found the latent variable dysphoria (reflecting generalized distress including aspects of emotional numbing and arousal) had the strongest independent contribution to predicting relationship adjustment at Time 1 and indirectly predicted poorer relationship adjustment at Time 2. Exploratory analysis of gender differences (n = 33 women; n = 280 men) suggested a different pattern of relations between PTSD factors and relationship adjustment among female soldiers at Time 1, with a trend toward trauma specific avoidance being more highly related to relationship adjustment. Clinical and research implications are discussed. © 2011 American Psychological Association.


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