Combat: Unique Issue. Stressor-related Factors. Unique characteristics of a traumatic event that play a role in shaping post-traumatic functioning These factors may overlap with other traumatic events. Combat-Related Stressors. Type of combat plays an important role in shaping the response
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In 1995, the Department of Defense conducted a study of active duty military members.
In a study of female VA healthcare users
conducted in 1997:
(Skinner et al., 2000)
(Loeb, 2004; Martineau & Wiegand, 2005; “Sexual assaults,” 2005; Siemaszko, 2005)
Military members may be coping with additional deployment stressors, in addition to MSA, that increase the risk for negative health consequences
(For more information, please see the Military Sexual Trauma Quick Reference Guide available through
the Employee Education System)