Sarah M. Jurick
Veterans Health Administration
PsychiatryCognitive skillMental healthDistressNeuropsychologyPsychologyCognitionCognitive processing therapyCognitive psychologyPhysical therapyInjury preventionPost-concussion syndromeConcussionMyelinRehabilitationDepression (differential diagnoses)Executive dysfunctionPsychoeducationTraumatic brain injuryPopulationCombat exposurePosttraumatic stressPoison controlNeuropsychological assessmentCognitive rehabilitation therapyClinical psychologyMedicine
33Publications
8H-index
265Citations
Publications 33
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#1Molly J. Sullan (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
Abstract null null Poor sleep quality is common among Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the relationship between sleep quality and treatment outcomes following trauma-focused interventions is less well-understood in this population. We sought to better understand whether 1) sleep quality changed as a result of trauma-focused treatment and 2) if baseline sleep quality moderated psychological and neurobehavioral treatment outco...
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#1McKenna S. Sakamoto (Veterans Health Administration)H-Index: 1
#2Victoria C. Merritt (Veterans Health Administration)H-Index: 13
Last. Amy J. Jak (Veterans Health Administration)H-Index: 38
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OBJECTIVE To examine self-efficacy and coping style in combat-exposed Veterans with and without mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) history and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS Veterans (N = 81) were categorized into four groups: comorbid mTBI and PTSD (n = 23), PTSD-only (n = 16), mTBI-only (n = 25), and combat-exposed controls (n = 17). Outcomes included the Self-Efficacy for Symptom Management Scale and the Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced. RESULTS Significant grou...
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OBJECTIVE To examine the association between insufficient sleep and baseline symptom reporting in healthy student athletes. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING Preseason testing for student athletes. PARTICIPANTS Student athletes (n = 19 529) aged 13 to 19 years who completed the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), including the number of hours slept the night before, and denied having developmental/health conditions, a concussion in the past 6 months, a...
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OBJECTIVE The investigators sought to evaluate the independent and interactive associations between mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) characteristics and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms with regard to postconcussive symptoms and cognition among treatment-seeking veterans of the U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS Sixty-seven Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who had a history of mTBI and comorbid PTSD were grouped based on injury mechanism (blast versus nonblast) and numbe...
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#1Victoria C. MerrittH-Index: 13
#2Sarah M. JurickH-Index: 8
Last. Amy J. Jak (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 38
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine rates of and relationships between “post-concussive” symptom endorsement and symptom attribution in Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This cross-sectional, exploratory study included 48 combat-exposed Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans with remote history of mTBI. All Veterans completed clinical interviews and self-report questionnaires assessing sociodemographic factors, injury and combat-related variables, psychiatric distre...
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#1Victoria C. MerrittH-Index: 13
#2Sarah M. JurickH-Index: 8
Last. Amy J. Jak (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 38
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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate relationships between multiple mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) and objective and subjective clinical outcomes in a sample of combat-exposed Veterans, adjusting for psychiatric distress and combat exposure. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, 73 combat-exposed Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans were divided into three groups based on mTBI history: 0 mTBIs (n = 31), 1-2 mTBIs (n = 21), and 3+ mTBIs (n = 21). Veterans with mTBI were assessed, on ...
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#1Victoria C. MerrittH-Index: 13
#2Sarah M. JurickH-Index: 8
Last. Amy J. JakH-Index: 38
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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was 2-fold: (a) to evaluate whether perception of work ability is associated with employment status in a sample of combat-exposed veterans, and (b) to determine whether the same sets of variables that are associated with employment status are also associated with perception of work ability. Research Method/Design: In this cross-sectional study, veterans (N = 83) underwent a neuropsychological assessment and completed questionnaires assessing demograph...
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#1Amy J. Jak (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 38
#2Sarah M. JurickH-Index: 8
Last. Katherine J. Bangen (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 29
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AbstractObjective: To investigate the biological, cognitive, and psychological presentations of combat-exposed Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and/or posttraumatic str...
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#1Graham M.L. EglitH-Index: 7
#2Sarah M. JurickH-Index: 8
Last. Amy J. Jak (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 38
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AbstractObjective: The D-KEFS Color Word Interference Test (CWIT) is among the most commonly administered measures of verbally mediated processing speed and executive functioning. Previous research...
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#1Jessica Bomyea (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 20
#2Sarah M. Jurick (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 8
Last. Amy J. Jak (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 38
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AbstractSelf-reported traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in combat veterans, and identification of psychiatric and neuropsychological consequences following TBI has become a priority for vetera...
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