Public Health Relevance

In sum, comorbid PTSD and respiratory illness continue to burden WTC responders over a decade post disaster, despite our pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic efforts. Mind-body treatments have demonstrated promise for reducing both PTSD and respiratory symptoms, and potential biological markers underlying these conditions;however no randomized control trial (RCT) has evaluated this treatment approach among patients with comorbid PTSD and respiratory illness. The proposed study will be the first RCT to evaluate a novel mind-body treatment among WTC responders with these comorbidities, and thus, it will have important implications for health care costs, quality of life and functioning, morbidity and possibly mortality.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Type
Research Project--Cooperative Agreements (U01)
Project #
1U01OH010524-01
Application #
8598624
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZOH1-NXT (50))
Program Officer
Kubale, Travis
Project Start
2013-07-01
Project End
2016-06-30
Budget Start
2013-07-01
Budget End
2014-06-30
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$507,086
Indirect Cost
$120,859
Name
State University New York Stony Brook
Department
Psychiatry
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
804878247
City
Stony Brook
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
11794