Date of Award
Master of Science
Mollie B Anderson
James G Murphy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) are highly comorbid, and this co-occurrence is of particular concern among veterans. Alcohol misuse has shown to be a method of coping with negative PTSD symptoms. In a harm reduction approach, alcohol-related consequences can serve as an outcome measure in the testing of brief alcohol interventions when measured through severity level. The current investigation is a secondary analysis using data from a trial of two brief interventions used in a veteran sample published by McDevitt-Murphy and colleagues (2014). This study investigated: (a) the 3-factor model of the DrInC and (b) the moderating effects of coping motives on the relationship between PTSD severity and alcohol-related consequences in a sample of 68 OEF/OIF veterans. Significant reductions were only found for the DrInC Mild and Moderate factors. Coping motives did not moderate the relationship between PTSD severity and alcohol-related consequences.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
Quan, Cameron, "The Role of Coping Motives in the Relationship Between PTSD and Alcohol-Related Consequences in OEF/OIF Veterans" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3089.