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CSP #569: Veteran Health Study

Alternate title: A Twin Study of the Course and Consequence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam Era Veterans

This study used the Vietnam-Era Twin (VET) Registry to examine the mental and physical health of Vietnam-era Veterans as they age. The study was designed to estimate current prevalence of mental and physical health conditions and to answer questions about how PTSD might influence the lives of Veterans decades after the end of the war. The relationship between PTSD and cardiovascular disease, and PTSD and diabetes, was of particular interest.

Principal Investigator: Jack Goldberg, PhD, MA

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01175629

Publications

Goldberg J, Magruder KM, Forsberg CW, et al. Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Aging Vietnam-Era Veterans: Veterans Administration Cooperative Study 569: Course and Consequences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam-Era Veteran Twins. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 2016;24(3):181-191. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2015.05.004.

Complete list of publications using ClinicalTrials.gov

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Study data was deposited in the VET Registry data repository. Qualified researchers can request access to this data for secondary data analysis or new data collection.