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Poster

Ethnic Minority Veterans With PTSD may Have Unmet Needs for Substance Treatment

Poster Session III - Board: III-054
Friday, May 22, 2009, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Jennifer Sweeton
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services and Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford University Consortium

Quyen Tiet
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services and Stanford University School of Medicine/California School of Professional Psychology

Allison Penner
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services and Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

Julie Fitt
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services

Jordan Frank
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services

Thuy Tran
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services

Craig Rosen
Palo Alto VA Health Care Services and Stanford University School of Medicine

This project examines whether minority and Caucasian postramautic stress disorder (PTSD) Veterans Affairs (VA) patients differ in substance use treatment needs, and treatment received. Analyses of variances show minorities expressed greater needs for substance treatment. However, service use did not differ, indicating a possible VA treatment disparity since minorities may have unmet substance treatment needs.

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