Sleep difficulties and alcohol use motives in female rape victims with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between sleep difficulties and drinking motives in female rape victims with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seventy-four participants were assessed for PTSD symptoms, depression, sleep difficulties, and drinking motives. Results demonstrated that neither PTSD symptoms nor depression were related to any motives for using alcohol. On the other hand, after controlling for education, sleep difficulties were significantly related to drinking motives for coping with negative affect, but not pleasure enhancement or socialization. The findings suggest that sleep difficulties may be an important factor contributing to alcohol use in rape victims with PTSD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nishith, P; Resick, PA; Mueser, KT

Published Date

  • July 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 469 - 479

PubMed ID

  • 11534879

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2977933

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1011152405048


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States