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Veterans Mental Illness Research Publications - 2016 | NW MIRECC

2016 NW MIRECC Staff Publications and Presentations

The following is a sampling of publications and presentations from 2016 by VISN 20 Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center researchers and fellowship program faculty on mental health issues affecting Veterans. Where freely available online, a link to the full article is provided at the end of the summary. For a sampling of additional articles, please see 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, and 2014.

Boehnlein, J. K. & Hinton, D. E. (2016). From Shell Shock to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury: A historical perspective on responses to combat trauma. In D. E. Hinton & B. J. Good (Eds.), Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. (Full chapter not available for download)

Daniels, L. R., Boehnlein, J. K., McCallion, P. (2016). The role of reminiscence and life review in healthy aging. In D. B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (Full chapter not available for download)

Dobscha, S. K., Lovejoy, T. I., Morasco, B. J., Kovas, A. E., Peters, D. M., Hart, K., ... McFarland, B. H. (2016). Predictors of improvements in pain intensity in a national cohort of older veterans with chronic pain. Journal of Pain, 17(7), 824-835.
Little is known about the factors associated with pain-related outcomes in older adults. In this observational study, we sought to identify patient factors associated with improvements in pain intensity in a national cohort of older veterans with chronic pain. We included 12,924 veterans receiving treatment from the Veterans Health Administration with... Read full research article: Predictors of improvements in pain intensity in a national cohort of older veterans with chronic pain

Lovejoy, T. I., Dobscha, S. K., Turk, D. C., Weimer, M. B., & Morasco, B. J. (2016). Correlates of prescription opioid therapy in Veterans with chronic pain and history of substance use disorder. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 53(1), 25-36.
Patients with a history of substance use disorder (SUD) are more likely to be prescribed opioid medications for chronic pain than patients without substance use disorder (SUD) history; however, little is known about prescription opioid therapy in populations composed exclusively of patients with substance use disorder (SUD). This study examined correlates of prescription opioid therapy in 214 Veterans with chronic noncancer pain and substance use disorder (SUD) history. Read full research article: Correlates of prescription opioid therapy in Veterans with chronic pain and history of substance use disorder

Morasco, B. J., Greaves, D. W., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Dobscha, S. K., & Hauser, P. (2016). Development and preliminary evaluation of an integrated cognitive-behavior treatment for chronic pain and Substance Use Disorder in patients with the Hepatitis C virus. Pain Medicine, 17(12), 2280-2290.
Individuals with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have high rates of both chronic pain and substance use disorder (SUD). Despite high comorbidity, there are limited data available on effective methods of treatment for co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorder (SUD). In this study, we sought to develop and conduct preliminary testing of an integrated cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for chronic pain and substance use disorder (SUD) in patients with hepatitis C virus. Read full research article: Development and preliminary evaluation of an integrated cognitive-behavior treatment for chronic pain and Substance Use Disorder in patients with the Hepatitis C virus

Morasco, B. J., Peters, D., Krebs, E. E., Kovas, A. E., Hart, K., & Dobscha, S. K. (2016). Predictors of urine drug testing for patients with chronic pain: Results from a national cohort of U.S. veterans. Substance Abuse, 37(1), 82-87.
Urine drug testing (UDT) is recommended for all patients who initiate chronic opioid therapy (COT) for the treatment of chronic pain; however, it is infrequently utilized. Some prior research has identified factors that may predict Urine drug testing (UDT), but studies have been limited. The purpose of this study is to examine the rate and predictors of Urine drug testing (UDT) among a national sample of patients with chronic pain who had new initiations of chronic opioid therapy (COT). Administrative data were examined for all veterans receiving medical care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities who had new initiations of chronic opioid therapy (COT) during fiscal year 2011. Read full research article: Predictors of urine drug testing for patients with chronic pain: Results from a national cohort of U.S. veterans


For additional articles, please see: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014