A Life-span Perspective on Combat Exposure and PTSD Symptoms in Later Life: Findings From the VA Normative Aging Study.

@article{Kang2016ALP,
  title={A Life-span Perspective on Combat Exposure and PTSD Symptoms in Later Life: Findings From the VA Normative Aging Study.},
  author={Sungrok Kang and Carolyn M. Aldwin and Soyoung Choun and Avron S. Spiro},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2016},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={22-32}
}
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We tested a life-span model of combat exposure on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in later life, examining the direct and indirect effects of prewar, warzone, and postwar factors. DESIGN AND METHODS The sample included 947 male World War II and Korean War veterans from the VA Normative Aging Study (Mage = 65, SD = 7). They completed mail surveys on childhood family environment, military service and postwar experience, stressful life events, and PTSD symptoms… CONTINUE READING

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