Rita Dykstra

Rita Dykstra
Prevention Research Institute Inc. · Research

Ph.D.

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This meta-analysis was the first study of which we are aware to investigate the association between Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) PTSD symptom clusters and parent, child, family, and marital/partner functioning problems (e.g., intimate partner violence [...
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Objectives: The current study examined the association among family history of substance use problems, childhood maltreatment, and age of first drug use in a sample of men and women seeking treatment for methamphetamine dependence. Various forms of childhood maltreatment were considered as mediators of the association between family history of sub...
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This study examined the associations among posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity, antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) diagnosis, and intimate partner violence (IPV) in a sample of 145 substance abuse treatment-seeking men and women with positive trauma histories; sex was examined as a moderator. ASPD diagnosis significantly predi...
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Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are sometimes hesitant to approve trauma-related research due to concerns that asking participants about traumatic experiences will induce extreme distress. Despite the growing empirical literature examining participants' reactions to trauma-related research, no quantitative reviews have been conducted. The presen...
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In this review, we provide a descriptive and detailed review of intervention programs for intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators and survivor-victims. Given the extensive personal, interpersonal, and societal costs associated with IPV, it is essential that services being offered by the criminal justice, mental health, and medical communities...
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The current study employs dominance analysis to assess the relative importance of three constructs-hostility, impulsiveness, and emotional dysregulation (difficulties managing one's emotions when experiencing negative emotion or distress)-in explaining psychological, physical, and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration by men seeking a...
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Whereas cognitive variables are hypothesized to play an important role in intimate partner violence (IPV) etiology and intervention, cognitive assessment methods have largely targeted offenders' explicit, controlled cognitive processing using paper-and-pencil questionnaires prone to social desirability biases. Using an implicit measure of attitudes...
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In the present study, the authors clustered a pretreatment sample of 190 perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) mandated to attend group counseling based on State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory scores and examined whether these profiles were associated with differential outcomes 1 year postadjudication. Cluster analysis revealed 3 groups...
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The increased use of National Guard and Reserve (NG/R) military personnel in current conflicts raises the question of whether deployment experiences and their associations with posttraumatic stress symptomatology differ for active duty and NG/R military personnel. To date, very few studies are available on this topic. Moreover, it is unclear whethe...
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Alcohol use and hyperarousal symptoms were examined in relation to intimate partner violence (IPV). Daily assessments of alcohol use, hyperarousal symptoms, and IPV were collected electronically for a six week period from a sample of male and female college undergraduates. Two level hierarchical linear models were constructed and data were analyzed...
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This study examined relations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity and several family adjustment variables among a sample of 89 female Vietnam veterans and their male relationship partners. Findings revealed associations between PTSD symptom severity and measures of marital adjustment, family adaptability, family cohesion,...
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This article describes the development of an inventory to assess key psychosocial risk and resilience factors for military personnel and veterans deployed to war zones or other hazardous environments. Part 1 details the definition and operationalization of the 14 constructs: 2 predeployment factors (e.g., childhood family environment), 10 deploymen...
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This study examined relationships between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and parenting satisfaction. Total PTSD severity scores and avoidance and emotional numbing symptoms were significantly associated with parenting satisfaction. These associations remained significant even after controlling for partner violence, major depression,...
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The current study used structural equation modeling (SEM) to examine the direct and indirect effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms on relationship quality and intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration in a sample of 895 undergraduates. Social information processing, substance use, and aggressivity were examined as potential me...

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