Previous research investigating the impact of postwar experiences on Vietnam veterans has focused on veteran morbidity.
This emphasis has meant that the impact of these factors on treatment-seeking behavior has received little empirical attention.
This study examined the association between postwar factors and treatment-seeking behavior in a sample of 692 Australian Vietnam veterans.
Logistic regression analyses were used to compute the odds ratios associated with postwar experiences and self-referral to a community-based counselling service.
Results suggest that veterans who reported experiencing negative feelings toward others when they first arrived home were more likely to seek treatment.
Other factors, such as a veteran's perception of societal attitudes and the reception they received, were not associated with treatment-seeking behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Recherche aide, Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Australie, Océanie, Ancien combattant, Homme, Mâle, Trouble anxieux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, Help seeking, Use, Health service, Mental health, Australia, Oceania, Veteran, Human, Male, Anxiety disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0381458
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 25/01/1999.