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Contributors to hypervigilance in a military and civilian sample.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23334188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hypervigilance toward ambiguous or threatening stimuli is a prominent feature in many trauma survivors including active and returning soldiers. This study set out to investigate the factors that contribute to hypervigilance in a mixed sample. One hundred forty-five individuals, 50 of whom were war zone veterans, filled out a series of questionnaires including the Hypervigilance Questionnaire (HVQ; Kimble, Fleming, & Bennion, 2009). Other participants included military cadets, college undergraduates, and a traumatized community sample. In this sample, a history of military deployment and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms independently predicted hypervigilance. The findings suggest that deployment to a war zone, in and of itself, can lead to hypervigilant behavior. Therefore, characterizing hypervigilance as pathological in a veteran sample must be done so with caution.
Authors:
Matthew O Kimble; Kevin Fleming; Kelly A Bennion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2013-01-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interpersonal violence     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1552-6518     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interpers Violence     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-18     Completed Date:  2013-10-29     Revised Date:  2014-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700910     Medline TA:  J Interpers Violence     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1672-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anxiety / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Causality
Combat Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Comorbidity
Female
Humans
Male
Military Personnel / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Questionnaires
Risk Assessment
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Survivors / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Veterans / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P20 GM103449/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS; P20 RR16462/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; R15 MH081276/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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