Abbreviations: AITC = Austin Information and Technology Center, CWT = Compensated Work Therapy, df = degrees of freedom, FY = fiscal year, ICD-9 = International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems-9, IT = Incentive Therapy, NEPEC
= Northeast Program Evaluation Center, OIF/OEF = Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, TBI = traumatic brain injury, TWE = Transitional Work Experience, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
website identifies the following: "The NEPEC
is currently focused in several areas: 1) increasing awareness of all nurses about mass casualty events; 2) leadership to the nursing profession for the development of knowledge and expertise related to mass casualty education; 3) dissemination of competencies for nurses at academic and continuing education levels; 4) establishment of a clearinghouse of information and web links for professional development of nurses; and 5) input into policy development related to nursing practice, education and research at the governmental and institutional levels.
Diagnostic data from the NEPEC
database are drawn from the medical record and clinical interview, and included (a) nine of the most common psychiatric diagnoses or clusters of diagnoses (see Table 1) as well as a general residual category of "other psychiatric disorder" (b) drug and alcohol abuse or dependence, and (c) "disabling" medical conditions.
Along with its endorsement of the prediction, NEPEC
gave qualified support to a suggestion of Kerry Sieh at Caltech in Pasadena and Richard Janhs (now deceased) that a future Parkfield quake might either trigger a second quake to the southeast or itself extend farther in that direction.
Abbreviations: CWT = Compensated Work Therapy, FY = fiscal year, NEPEC = Northeast Program Evaluation Center, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, SD = standard deviation, SE = supported employment, TWE = transitional work experience, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
Resnick, PhD; VA Connecticut Healthcare System, NEPEC (182), 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516; 203-932-5711, ext 5106; fax: 203-937-3433.
Abbreviations: CWT = Compensated Work Therapy, FY = fiscal year, HSR&D = Health Services Research and Development Service, NEPEC = Northeast Program Evaluation Center, PSR = psychosocial rehabilitation, SE = supported employment, TWE = transitional work experience, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VACO = VA Central Office, VAMC = VA medical center, VHA = Veterans Health Administration, VISN = Veterans Integrated Service Network.
Resnick, PhD; VA Connecticut Healthcare System, NEPEC, 950 Campbell Avenue, 182, West Haven, CT 06516; 203-932-5711, ext 5106; fax: 203-937-3433.
In an intensive outpatient PTSD study, the NEPEC
PTSD Scale and the Short Mississippi Scale correlated 0.