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Readiness for Change Predicts VA Mental Healthcare Utilization Among Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.
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PMID:  23319359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Many veterans present to Veteran Affairs (VA) care intending to seek mental health treatment for symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and/or alcohol misuse, yet most subsequently underutilize mental health care. This study examined the association of readiness for change with outpatient VA mental health care utilization in 104 treatment-seeking Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who screened positive for PTSD, depression, and/or alcohol misuse at intake. Multivariate analyses demonstrated that readiness for change assessed at intake was positively associated (Incident Rate Ratio [IRR] = 1.22) with prospective outpatient mental health care utilization with demographic factors, military characteristics, and mental health burden in the model. Results suggest that interventions that target readiness to change, such as motivational interviewing, may improve treatment utilization in veterans presenting for mental health care.
Matthew Jakupcak; Katherine D Hoerster; Rebecca K Blais; Carol A Malte; Stephen Hunt; Karen Seal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of traumatic stress     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6598     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Stress     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809259     Medline TA:  J Trauma Stress     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published 2013. This article is a US Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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