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Marital Functioning Among Combat Veterans

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01031654
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cheryl Gore-Felton, Stanford University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to examine marital dynamics related to husband-wife reunification following the veteran's return

Condition or disease
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

Detailed Description:

We are interested in patterns of husband/wife communication and interaction regarding conflict resolution, trauma experiences, marital satisfaction, occupational functioning, social functioning, family functioning, and substance use.

We hope to discover ways to assist couples in reducing marital stress.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Marital Functioning Among Combat Veterans
Actual Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
A total of 10 couples (N=20) will be enrolled in the study. At least one of the marital dyad will be an Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 and older
  • Married or in a married like relationship
  • One partner has served in Afghanistan or Iraq

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Separated

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01031654

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United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
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Principal Investigator: Cheryl Gore-Felton Ph.D. Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Cheryl Gore-Felton, Professor, Stanford University Identifier: NCT01031654    
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-04222009-2379
9022 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University IRB )
First Posted: December 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders