Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors associated with VA versus non-VA substance use treatment among women veterans
by Graeber, Margarita Ana, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2010, 109; 3439306
Abstract (Summary)

There are more women enlisting in the military and, as a result, the Veterans Administration (VA) is experiencing an increase in women veteran's utilization of healthcare services. This study examined the factors that facilitate and/or impede women veterans with a substance use disorder seeking VA substance use treatment. The current study examined predisposing, enabling, and need factors related to utilization of VA substance use treatment. An intact dataset of 1004 participants were utilized in addition to a subset of 143 women veterans with a substance use disorder who sought substance use treatment. Predisposing factors significantly differentiated women veterans with and with a substance use disorder. A significant difference was not found between severity of substance use diagnosis and health insurance status. Marital status and socio-economic status were the only predictor variables that significantly predicted women veterans with a substance use disorder and utilization of VA substance use treatment. The results provide mixed support related to previous research. Future directions for research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Westefeld, John
Commitee: Ali, Saba, Ansley, Timothy, Cochran, Sam, Mengeline, Michelle, Saunders, Jodi
School: The University of Iowa
Department: Psychological & Quantitative Foundations
School Location: United States -- Iowa
Source: DAI-B 72/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Disorder, Substance use, Treatment, Women veterans
Publication Number: 3439306
ISBN: 978-1-124-44183-2
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