In 2008 the Dutch military’s new PTSD-protocol has been introduced. With this protocol, clients who have psychological problems related to their military deployment, are assessed. The goal of this thesis is to investigate what the experiences with the PTSD-protocol are, and if the disability percentage that the protocol issues is the same as the actual level of a client’s disability. To attain this goal, two research methods are used: a questionnaire, developed by Bakker, Tuinstra & Brouwer, and interviews, conducted with a number of therapists. The survey reveals wide disparity between opinions concerning the correctness of the given disability percentage: from correct to very incorrect. Also, no correlation is found between the frequency of use of the protocol and the extent to which stakeholders find determination of the disability percentage just. In addition, no correlation is found between the degree of knowledge stakeholders claim to have of the protocol and the extent to which they think the disability percentage fits the actual level of disability. Finally, a number of recommendations is made that may make future assessment and treatment of deployment related psychological problems more efficient.
|Translated title of the contribution||Stakeholders’ experiences with the Dutch Military’s PTSD-protocol|
|Publisher||Science Shop, University of Groningen|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Aug-2016|