PTSD Research Study Seeks Active Duty Military Personnel

Research Center: Camp Pendleton, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Location: Remotely from your current location
Lead Doctor: Kathleen Chard, Ph.D.
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Cincinnati Institutional Review Board

About the Study

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered either by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Symptoms of PTSD may start to appear one month after experiencing a traumatic event. 

Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale Interview for DSM-5 (PSSI-5) are the gold-standard tools used to assess the presence and severity of PTSD in an individual. This study aims to find out the reliability of these tools and compare them with the previous PTSD assessment tool (CAPS-IV). 

The study seeks active duty military personnel aged 18 years old and above who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD (diagnosed or suspected). Participants may be required to attend up to 7 study visits at the research site for up to 4 months. Participants may get up to $600 for participating in this study. Participation in this study may help identify more effective ways to assess the presence and severity of PTSD.

Why Participate? 

  • You may receive up to $600 for participating in this study.
  • You may be helping active duty military personnel (including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) who suffer from PTSD.
  • You may help in evaluating the effectiveness of assessment tools for PTSD.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Active duty military personnel who are 18 years old or older.
  • Individuals experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who have experienced a traumatic life event.
  • Participants must be able to complete up to 7 study visits* virtually over approximately 4 months. 
  • Participants will complete all study visits virtually and must have internet access as well as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.  

*Number of visits required is dependent upon the study condition.

What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
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