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dc.contributor.authorCombellick, Joan L.
dc.contributor.authorDziura, James
dc.contributor.authorPortnoy, Galina A.
dc.contributor.authorMattocks, Kristin M.
dc.contributor.authorBrandt, Cynthia A.
dc.contributor.authorHaskell, Sally G.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:35.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:13:52Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:13:52Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-25
dc.date.submitted2019-09-18
dc.identifier.citation<p>Womens Health Issues. 2019 Jun 25;29 Suppl 1:S74-S82. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.014. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.014">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn1049-3867 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.014
dc.identifier.pmid31253246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/46829
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Trauma has been associated with risky sexual behavior in diverse populations. However, little is known about this association among men and women veterans. This study hypothesized that 1) a history of trauma would be associated with risky sexual behavior among men and women veterans, 2) interpersonal trauma would predict risky sexual behavior among women, whereas noninterpersonal trauma would predict risky sexual behavior among men, and 3) military-related trauma would constitute additional risk. Using data from 567 women and 524 men veterans enrolled at the Veterans Health Administration, this study investigated the association between trauma-related experiences and risky sexual behavior in the last 12 months. Risk and protective factors that have been frequently associated with sexual behavior in previous research were also included in the model. METHODS: This study was drawn from the Women Veterans Cohort Study, a national survey of veterans. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed after multiple imputation for missing data. RESULTS: Predictive factors associated with risky sexual behavior differed between men and women veterans. Among women, childhood sexual victimization and intimate partner violence were associated with risky sexual behavior. Among men, binge drinking was the single significant risk factor. Military exposures were not significantly associated with risky sexual behavior in either men or women. CONCLUSIONS: This study lays the groundwork for theory-generating research into the psychological underpinnings of noted associations and underscores the importance of integrated health services to address the range of issues affecting sexual behavior and related health outcomes.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<p><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=31253246&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a></p>
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2019.04.014
dc.subjectBehavior and Behavior Mechanisms
dc.subjectGender and Sexuality
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectMilitary and Veterans Studies
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.subjectWomen's Health
dc.titleTrauma and Sexual Risk: Do Men and Women Veterans Differ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleWomen's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
dc.source.volume29 Suppl 1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/qhs_pp/1299
dc.identifier.contextkey15361225
html.description.abstract<p>PURPOSE: Trauma has been associated with risky sexual behavior in diverse populations. However, little is known about this association among men and women veterans. This study hypothesized that 1) a history of trauma would be associated with risky sexual behavior among men and women veterans, 2) interpersonal trauma would predict risky sexual behavior among women, whereas noninterpersonal trauma would predict risky sexual behavior among men, and 3) military-related trauma would constitute additional risk. Using data from 567 women and 524 men veterans enrolled at the Veterans Health Administration, this study investigated the association between trauma-related experiences and risky sexual behavior in the last 12 months. Risk and protective factors that have been frequently associated with sexual behavior in previous research were also included in the model.</p> <p>METHODS: This study was drawn from the Women Veterans Cohort Study, a national survey of veterans. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed after multiple imputation for missing data.</p> <p>RESULTS: Predictive factors associated with risky sexual behavior differed between men and women veterans. Among women, childhood sexual victimization and intimate partner violence were associated with risky sexual behavior. Among men, binge drinking was the single significant risk factor. Military exposures were not significantly associated with risky sexual behavior in either men or women.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: This study lays the groundwork for theory-generating research into the psychological underpinnings of noted associations and underscores the importance of integrated health services to address the range of issues affecting sexual behavior and related health outcomes.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathqhs_pp/1299
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
dc.source.pagesS74-S82


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