Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Emergency department text messaging for adolescent violence and depression prevention: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

This study’s purpose was to evaluate feasibility and acceptability, obtain preliminary efficacy data, and evaluate predictors of improvement with iDOVE, a technology-augmented violence and depression prevention intervention for high-risk adolescents se…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Associations between residential treatment length, PTSD, and outpatient healthcare utilization among veterans.

Premature discontinuation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment is generally associated with poorer outcomes for veterans with PTSD. What is less clear is whether treatment benefits, as a function of treatment length, persist, as well as predict less future mental health care utilization. We sought to determine whether length of stay (LOS) in residential PTSD treatment predicted discharge PTSD symptom severity and outpatient mental health care utilization. We hypothesized discharge PTSD Checklist (PCL) scores would mediate the relations between LOS in residential treatment and outpatient mental health care utilization. The current study included 740 veterans who received residential PTSD treatment within 5 VA hospitals and completed intake and discharge assessments, including the PTSD Checklist (PCL). Information about LOS in residential treatment and outpatient mental health care utilization was obtained from the National Patient Care Database. We examined the relations between residential LOS, discharge Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL), and outpatient mental health care utilization. Nonparametric bootstrapping was utilized to test for the significance of the indirect effect. Veterans who stayed in residential treatment longer had lower PCL scores at discharge (est. = −2.50, SE = .51, p

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