Functioning

How are functional outcomes related to PTSD?

Functional outcomes refer to aspects of general life and day-to-day functioning. These may be impacted as a consequence of PTSD-related impairments, such as increased symptom severity, which may interfere with social functioning and work performance. These in turn can impact adversely on treatment outcomes.

What is the evidence for functional outcomes in people with PTSD?

Moderate to high quality evidence finds PTSD symptoms were significantly associated with less social support and physical quality of life in cancer patients.

Moderate quality evidence suggests there may be poorer functioning in people with PTSD compared to people with anxiety disorders, particularly poor occupational functioning.

August 2021

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Last updated at: 4:09 am, 31st July 2021
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