This study focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female veterans, and found that about 10.2% of female veterans using the VA in 2009 had a diagnosis of PTSD, compared to 7.8% of their male counterparts. In practice, occupational program facilitators and health professionals should focus on creating interventions that target the needs of veterans with multiple diagnoses. For policy, policymakers should also focus on initiatives that serve both female veterans with multiple diagnoses and health professionals providing care to these veterans. Suggestions for future study include having large samples of female veterans and performing gender comparisons in data analysis, as well as gathering longitudinal data to investigate the relationship between PTSD and occupational outcomes over time.
Schnurr, P. P., & Lunney, C. A. (2011). Work-related quality of life and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among female veterans. Women’s Health Issues, 21(4S), S169-S175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2011.04.013
Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Trauma | Work, Economy and Organizations
Employment, Women, Mental illness, Research brief, Veterans, Women veterans
Women--Employment; Women veterans
Employment and Economic Opportunity
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Work-Related Quality of Life and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Female Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 328.
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