Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep Quality, and Suicidal Ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan Era Veterans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that sleep quality mediates the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) history and current suicidal ideation. Measures of TBI history, sleep quality, and suicidal ideation were administered to 130 Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. As expected, sleep quality mediated the effect of TBI history on current suicidal ideation (indirect effect, 0.0082; 95% confidence interval, 0.0019-0.0196), such that history of TBI was associated with worse sleep quality, which was, in turn, associated with increased suicidal ideation. These findings highlight the importance of assessing TBI history and sleep quality during suicide risk assessments for veterans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeBeer, BB; Kimbrel, NA; Mendoza, C; Davidson, D; Meyer, EC; La Bash, H; Gulliver, SB; Morissette, SB

Published Date

  • July 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 205 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 512 - 516

PubMed ID

  • 28590264

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5556393

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-736X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000695


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States