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Keywords:

  • post-traumatic stress;
  • inpatient treatment;
  • treatment dropout;
  • response to treatment

Abstract

Pretreatment measures including demographic variables, adjustment index variables and psychological testing variables were studied in relationship to treatment dropout and therapist ratings of overall response to treatment among PTSD veterans in an inpatient PTSD program. Analysis comparing a group of fourteen veterans who dropped out of treatment early and a random sample of fourteen who successfully completed treatment showed no significant differences. Analysis comparing a group of 35 veterans who received the highest therapist ratings on response to treatment with a group of 35 veterans receiving the lowest ratings on response to treatment also showed no significant differences. Analysis of subgroups of patients who had completed the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) and received high versus low therapist ratings showed one significant difference on the hypomania scale. Overall findings on the MMPI and MCMI appeared similar to other investigations of PTSD.