Poster Abstracts

Abstract

Previous research on the PAI has examined response patterns in those with recent brain injuries. While some studies (Kennedy et al., 2015; Velikonja et al., 2010) have identified a four-group solution (low/non-symptomatic, High, Moderate, and Somatic Distress groups), others (Demakis et al., 2007) have suggested a three-group solution (high distress, manic/high energy, and externalizing groups). Moreover, research has not employed the entire span of PAI scales. This study sought to address some of these gaps by using LPA to examine response patterns on the PAI in active-duty military personnel with a remote history of brain injury (n = 384). LPA were conducted using the Clinical, Treatment, and Interpersonal Scales. The best-fitted model was contrasted across PAI subscales, as well as neuropsychological and demographic data. Results suggest a 2-class solution (non-symptomatic [59%] and high symptomatic [40%]), with no differentiation between subsets of symptoms (e.g., manic, externalizing, or somatic). Scale differences reflected generally large effects, particularly for SOM, ANX, ARD, DEP, PAR, SCZ, and BOR (d = 1.07-2.50). High symptom groups also evidenced poorer neurocognitive testing and more frequent PVT failure. These findings suggest that previously identified response groups are not evident in active-duty military with a remote history of brain injury.

First AuthorPaul B Ingram
Second AuthorTristan T Herring
Third AuthorSarah A McCracken
Fourth AuthorPatrick Armistead-Jehle