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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Exploring the Effects of Exercise Training on PTSD Symptoms and Physical Health in Older Veterans with PTSD
Principal Investigator:

Katherine S. Hall

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - January 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $297,794
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among military Veterans, and affects over 30% of older, Vietnam-era Veterans. These servicemembers have endured nearly 40 years with these symptoms, and as a result, have significantly poorer health, higher rates of chronic disease and obesity, and an excess mortality rate 3 times higher than the general population. Clearly PTSD is more than just a psychological disorder. There is evidence to suggest that the pathway from PTSD to poor health is m...

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