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Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
 
 
 

NCAIANMHR

Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry Fellowship


PROJECT TITLE:
Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry Fellowship 

FUNDING SOURCE: 
American Psychiatric Association

DATES OF FUNDING: 
1993 - 1995

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): 
Ilena M. Norton, MD

CENTER STAFF INVOLVED:
Ilena Norton, MD; Spero Manson, Ph.D.

 

SPECIFIC AIMS/RESEARCH GOALS:

The goals of this research project completed during the fellowship was to determine if posttraumatic stress disorder was a risk factor for marital violence among American Indian Vietnam veterans.

 

RESEARCH DESIGN:

Fifty American Indian Vietnam combat veterans from Southwest and Northern Plains tribes were interviewed by Dr. Norton at their respective reservations.   The 50 veterans had participated in a lay interview of 600 American Indian veterans, and were oversampled for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.

 

PARTICIPANTS:

50 Southwest and Northern Plains Vietnam theater veterans.

 

MEASURES:
  1. The Semi-Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-111-R
  2. The Conflict Tactics Scale

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Norton, I. M., & Manson, S. M. (1993). An association between domestic violence and depression among Southeast Asian refugee women. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 180(11), 729-730.

Norton, I. M., Manson, S. M. (1995).   A Silent Minority: Battered American Indian Women. Journal of Family Violence, 10 (3), 307-318.

Norton, I. M., & Manson, S. M. (1996). Research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: Navigating the cultural universe of values and process. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64(5), 856-860.

Norton, I. M., & Manson, S. M. (1997). Domestic violence intervention in an urban Indian health center. Community Mental Health Journal, 33(4), 331-337.

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