Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Health Services Research & Development

Go to the ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

HSR&D Citation Abstract

Search | Search by Center | Search by Source | Keywords in Title

Hostility and functional health status in women veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder: a preliminary study.

Butterfield MI, Forneris CA, Feldman ME, Beckham JC. Hostility and functional health status in women veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder: a preliminary study. Journal of traumatic stress. 2000 Oct 1; 13(4):735-41.

Dimensions for VA is a web-based tool available to VA staff that enables detailed searches of published research and research projects.

If you have VA-Intranet access, click here for more information vaww.hsrd.research.va.gov/dimensions/

VA staff not currently on the VA network can access Dimensions by registering for an account using their VA email address.
   Search Dimensions for VA for this citation
* Don't have VA-internal network access or a VA email address? Try searching the free-to-the-public version of Dimensions



Abstract:

This study investigated hostility and functional health status in 90 women veterans with and without PTSD. Compared to women without PTSD, women veterans with PTSD reported significantly higher levels of hostility. Minority status was associated with increased hostility. Compared to a national sample, hostility scores for women with PTSD were greater by a factor of 1.5 PTSD diagnosis was also associated with poorer functioning on all SF-36 Health Survey scales. Controlling for age and education, hostility was related to all SF-36 Health Survey scales in the women with PTSD.





Questions about the HSR&D website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.