PTSD research study at Tripler Army Medical Center seeks participants

By Dr. Jaquelyn Marcinak, Co-Local Site Principal Investigator-Clinical PsychologistMarch 17, 2021

Research Study Seeks to Improve Diagnosis of PTSD
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TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Tripler Army Medical Center is seeking active-duty service members stationed on Oahu to participate in a Post-traumatic Stress Disorder research study.

The study will evaluate current assessment tools used for determining the severity of PTSD symptoms and to explore biomarkers thought to be related to PTSD.

If you are an active-duty military service member, 18 and older, who has experienced a qualifying traumatic event, or have some PTSD symptoms, you may be able to participate. You do not need to have a diagnosis of PTSD to participate.

After a trauma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, trouble sleeping, or feeling constantly on guard, watchful, or easily startled. If these reactions do not go away or get worse, they might be symptoms of PTSD.

Participants will take part in up to seven clinical assessments over 16 weeks and may earn up to $600 for their time, effort and travel. Reimbursement will vary by study condition.

To express interest or get additional information from study staff, please call or text the research team at (513) 499-8817.