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Are you an ex-serving member of the Australian Defence Force who has received treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

We are interested in knowing more about veterans’ experiences of PTSD treatment.

 

The In Their Own Words study will explore the PTSD treatment choices of veterans and their expectations and perceptions of treatment. This can help us to understand how treatment can better meet the needs of veterans.

 

This study is now recruiting. If you would like to find out more about the study, please register your interest below.

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Am I eligible for the In Their Own Words study?

We are looking for people who:

  • are ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force who served for at least 12 months, doing any type of service before leaving the military; and
  • are over the age of 18; and
  • have tried any type of treatment for PTSD; and
  • are willing to complete a one-hour, audio taped interview.

 

What will the In Their Own Words study involve?

This is a research study in which participants will complete a one-hour, in-person or telephone interview about their experiences of PTSD treatment.

 

What are the benefits?

While there is a lot of research about effective treatments for PTSD, we know very little about what factors contribute to a veteran choosing or sticking with a particular treatment. Many choose not to come for treatment. This critical information can help us to understand how treatment can better meet the needs of veterans. While there are no direct benefits to participation, by contributing to this research you will help improve our understanding of how treatment approaches can better meet the needs of veterans.

 

You will also be reimbursed $50 for the time taken to complete the interview.

 

Who is conducting the In Their Own Words study?

This research is being funded and conducted by the Centenary of Anzac Centre at Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health. This study has been granted ethical approval by the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (protocol number 135-19).

 

If you would like to participate or find out more about the study, contact our study researchers by calling 03 9035 5599 or register your interest below.

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