Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Veterans -- Services for, Quality of life, Disabled veterans -- Services for, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Posttraumatic growth
Facilitating PTG among U.S. Veterans who experienced life-threatening illness or injury can help to bolster quality of life of those individuals.
It is particularly important to facilitate PTG for those Veterans who, in addition to experiencing life-threatening illness or injury, have experienced PTSD during their service.
It should not be expected that PTG will eliminate co-occurring distress, such as posttraumatic symptoms.
- This study indicated that across the five interactions that were studied, the participants who reported higher levels of PTG actually experienced higher QoL under increased levels of PTSD.
Martz, Erin, Hanoch Livneh, Steven M. Southwick, and Robert H. Pietrzak. "Posttraumatic growth moderates the effect of posttraumatic stress on quality of life in US military veterans with life-threatening illness or injury." Journal of Psychosomatic Research 109 (2018): 1-8.