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Casey T. Taft, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address150 S Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Phone(857) 364-4344
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise and Interests:

Intimate partner violence in civilian and military populations
General aggression in civilian and military populations
Mechanisms linking between PTSD and violence perpetration
Interventions designed to prevent and treat intimate partner violence

 Publications
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  1. Taft CT, Creech SK, Gallagher MW, Macdonald A, Murphy CM, Monson CM. Strength at Home Couples program to prevent military partner violence: A randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Nov; 84(11):935-945. PMID: 27599224.
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  2. Taft CT, Macdonald A, Creech SK, Monson CM, Murphy CM. A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of the Strength at Home Men's Program for Partner Violence in Military Veterans. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Sep; 77(9):1168-1175. PMID: 26613288.
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  3. Morland LA, Niehaus J, Taft C, Marx BP, Menez U, Mackintosh MA. Using a Mobile Application in the Management of Anger Problems Among Veterans: A Pilot Study. Mil Med. 2016 Sep; 181(9):990-5. PMID: 27612342.
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  4. LaMotte AD, Taft CT, Weatherill RP, Casement MD, Creech SK, Milberg WP, Fortier CB, McGlinchey RE. Sleep problems and physical pain as moderators of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and aggression in returning veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jan; 9(1):113-116. PMID: 27732020.
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  5. LaMotte AD, Taft CT, Weatherill RP. Mistrust of others as a mediator of the relationship between trauma exposure and use of partner aggression. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Jul; 8(4):535-40. PMID: 27348070.
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  6. LaMotte AD, Taft CT, Weatherill RP, Eckhardt CI. Social skills deficits as a mediator between PTSD symptoms and intimate partner aggression in returning veterans. J Fam Psychol. 2017 Feb; 31(1):105-110. PMID: 27148936.
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  7. Kachadourian LK, Smith BN, Taft CT, Vogt D. The Impact of Infidelity on Combat-Exposed Service Members. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Oct; 28(5):418-25. PMID: 26397362.
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  8. Creech SK, Swift R, Zlotnick C, Taft C, Street AE. Combat exposure, mental health, and relationship functioning among women veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. J Fam Psychol. 2016 Feb; 30(1):43-51. PMID: 26348108.
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  9. Taft CT, Weatherill RP, Scott JP, Thomas SA, Kang HK, Eckhardt CI. Social Information Processing in Anger Expression and Partner Violence in Returning U.S. Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Aug; 28(4):314-21. PMID: 26201304.
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  10. Vasterling JJ, Taft CT, Proctor SP, Macdonald HZ, Lawrence A, Kalill K, Kaiser AP, Lee LO, King DW, King LA, Fairbank JA. Establishing a methodology to examine the effects of war-zone PTSD on the family: the family foundations study. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2015 Jun; 24(2):143-55. PMID: 26077194.
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  11. Hayes MA, Gallagher MW, Gilbert KS, Creech SK, DeCandia CJ, Beach CA, Taft CT. Targeting relational aggression in veterans: the Strength at Home Friends and Family intervention. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Jun; 76(6):e774-8. PMID: 26132685.
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  12. LaMotte AD, Taft CT, Reardon AF, Miller MW. Veterans' PTSD symptoms and their partners' desired changes in key relationship domains. Psychol Trauma. 2015 Sep; 7(5):479-84. PMID: 26010109.
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  13. Maguire E, Macdonald A, Krill S, Holowka DW, Marx BP, Woodward H, Burns T, Taft CT. Examining trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in court-mandated intimate partner violence perpetrators. Psychol Trauma. 2015 Sep; 7(5):473-8. PMID: 26010114.
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  14. Love AR, Morland LA, Menez U, Taft C, MacDonald A, Mackintosh MA. "Strength at Home" Intervention for Male Veterans Perpetrating Intimate Partner Aggression: Perceived Needs Survey of Therapists and Pilot Effectiveness Study. J Interpers Violence. 2015 Aug; 30(13):2344-62. PMID: 25381270.
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  15. LaMotte AD, Taft CT, Reardon AF, Miller MW. Agreement between veteran and partner reports of intimate partner aggression. Psychol Assess. 2014 Dec; 26(4):1369-74. PMID: 25265413.
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  16. Elbogen EB, Johnson SC, Wagner HR, Sullivan C, Taft CT, Beckham JC. Violent behaviour and post-traumatic stress disorder in US Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Br J Psychiatry. 2014; 204:368-75. PMID: 24578444.
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  17. Taft CT. Working together to address domestic violence among veterans. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Dec; 74(12):e25. PMID: 24434109.
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  18. LaMotte AD, Taft CT, Weatherill RP, Scott JP, Eckhardt CI. Examining intimate partner aggression assessment among returning veterans and their partners. Psychol Assess. 2014 Mar; 26(1):8-15. PMID: 24079959.
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  19. Lindberg J, Kreuter M, Person LO, Taft C. Patient Participation in Rehabilitation Questionnaire (PPRQ)-development and psychometric evaluation. Spinal Cord. 2013 Nov; 51(11):838-42. PMID: 24042990.
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  20. Kachadourian LK, Taft CT, Holowka DW, Woodward H, Marx BP, Burns A. Maladaptive dependency schemas, posttraumatic stress hyperarousal symptoms, and intimate partner aggression perpetration. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Oct; 26(5):580-7. PMID: 24030885.
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  21. Lindberg J, Kreuter M, Taft C, Person LO. Patient participation in care and rehabilitation from the perspective of patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2013 Nov; 51(11):834-7. PMID: 23999110.
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  22. Creech SK, Benzer JK, Liebsack BK, Proctor S, Taft CT. Impact of coping style and PTSD on family functioning after deployment in Operation Desert Shield/Storm returnees. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Aug; 26(4):507-11. PMID: 23893396.
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  23. Wolf EJ, Harrington KM, Reardon AF, Castillo D, Taft CT, Miller MW. A dyadic analysis of the influence of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder severity on intimate partner aggression. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Jun; 26(3):329-37. PMID: 23636815.
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  24. Suvak MK, Taft CT, Goodman LA, Dutton MA. Dimensions of functional social support and depressive symptoms: a longitudinal investigation of women seeking help for intimate partner violence. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2013 Jun; 81(3):455-66. PMID: 23398492.
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  25. Lenhardt JM, Howard JM, Taft CT, Kaloupek DG, Keane TM. Examining aggression in male Vietnam veterans who receive VA services: the role of traumatic events and combat exposure. J Trauma Stress. 2012 Aug; 25(4):461-4. PMID: 22786658.
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  26. Kachadourian LK, Taft CT, O'Farrell TJ, Doron-Lamarca S, Murphy CM. Correlates of intimate partner psychological aggression perpetration in a clinical sample of alcoholic men. J Fam Psychol. 2012 Apr; 26(2):206-14. PMID: 22409160.
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  27. Taft CT, Kachadourian LK, Suvak MK, Pinto LA, Miller MM, Knight JA, Marx BP. Examining impelling and disinhibiting factors for intimate partner violence in veterans. J Fam Psychol. 2012 Apr; 26(2):285-9. PMID: 22369461.
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  28. Rutter LA, Weatherill RP, Taft CT, Orazem RJ. Examining gender differences in the relationship between dating violence victimization and anger in college students. Violence Vict. 2012; 27(1):70-7. PMID: 22455185.
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  29. Taft CT, Creech SK, Kachadourian L. Assessment and treatment of posttraumatic anger and aggression: a review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(5):777-88. PMID: 23015585.
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  30. Kirby AC, Beckham JC, Calhoun PS, Roberts ST, Taft CT, Elbogen EB, Dennis MF. An examination of general aggression and intimate partner violence in women with posttraumatic stress disorder. Violence Vict. 2012; 27(5):777-92. PMID: 23155726.
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  31. Walling SM, Suvak MK, Howard JM, Taft CT, Murphy CM. Race/ethnicity as a predictor of change in working alliance during cognitive behavioral therapy for intimate partner violence perpetrators. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2012 Jun; 49(2):180-9. PMID: 22181028.
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  32. Walling SM, Meehan JC, Marshall AD, Holtzworth-Munroe A, Taft CT. The relationship of intimate partner aggression to head injury, executive functioning, and intelligence. J Marital Fam Ther. 2012 Jul; 38(3):471-85. PMID: 22804466.
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  33. Nordanstig J, Gelin J, Hensäter M, Taft C, Österberg K, Jivegård L. Walking performance and health-related quality of life after surgical or endovascular invasive versus non-invasive treatment for intermittent claudication--a prospective randomised trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 42(2):220-7. PMID: 21397530.
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  34. Marshall AD, Panuzio J, Makin-Byrd KN, Taft CT, Holtzworth-Munroe A. A multilevel examination of interpartner intimate partner violence and psychological aggression reporting concordance. Behav Ther. 2011 Sep; 42(3):364-77. PMID: 21658520.
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  35. Taft CT, Watkins LE, Stafford J, Street AE, Monson CM. Posttraumatic stress disorder and intimate relationship problems: a meta-analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2011 Feb; 79(1):22-33. PMID: 21261431.
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  36. Iverson KM, Resick PA, Suvak MK, Walling S, Taft CT. Intimate partner violence exposure predicts PTSD treatment engagement and outcome in cognitive processing therapy. Behav Ther. 2011 Jun; 42(2):236-48. PMID: 21496509.
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  37. Taft CT, O'Farrell TJ, Doron-LaMarca S, Panuzio J, Suvak MK, Gagnon DR, Murphy CM. Longitudinal risk factors for intimate partner violence among men in treatment for alcohol use disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2010 Dec; 78(6):924-35. PMID: 20954758.
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  38. Fredman SJ, Monson CM, Schumm JA, Adair KC, Taft CT, Resick PA. Associations among disaster exposure, intimate relationship adjustment, and PTSD symptoms: can disaster exposure enhance a relationship? J Trauma Stress. 2010 Aug; 23(4):446-51. PMID: 20623594.
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  39. Kreuter M, Taft C, Siösteen A, Biering-Sørensen F. Women's sexual functioning and sex life after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2011 Jan; 49(1):154-60. PMID: 20458327.
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  40. Taft C, Schwartz S, Liebschutz JM. Intimate partner aggression perpetration in primary care chronic pain patients. Violence Vict. 2010; 25(5):649-61. PMID: 21061870.
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  41. Taft CT, Schumm J, Orazem RJ, Meis L, Pinto LA. Examining the link between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and dating aggression perpetration. Violence Vict. 2010; 25(4):456-69. PMID: 20712145.
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  42. Pinto LA, Sullivan EL, Rosenbaum A, Wyngarden N, Umhau JC, Miller MW, Taft CT. Biological Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration. Aggress Violent Behav. 2010; 15(5):387-398. PMID: 23393423.
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  43. Teten AL, Schumacher JA, Taft CT, Stanley MA, Kent TA, Bailey SD, Dunn NJ, White DL. Intimate partner aggression perpetrated and sustained by male Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. J Interpers Violence. 2010 Sep; 25(9):1612-30. PMID: 20023200.
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  44. Suvak MK, Walling SM, Iverson KM, Taft CT, Resick PA. Multilevel regression analyses to investigate the relationship between two variables over time: examining the longitudinal association between intrusion and avoidance. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Dec; 22(6):622-31. PMID: 19937725.
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  45. Taft CT, Weatherill RP, Woodward HE, Pinto LA, Watkins LE, Miller MW, Dekel R. Intimate partner and general aggression perpetration among combat veterans presenting to a posttraumatic stress disorder clinic. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2009 Oct; 79(4):461-8. PMID: 20099937.
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  46. Monson CM, Taft CT, Fredman SJ. Military-related PTSD and intimate relationships: from description to theory-driven research and intervention development. Clin Psychol Rev. 2009 Dec; 29(8):707-14. PMID: 19781836.
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  47. Taft CT, Resick PA, Watkins LE, Panuzio J. An Investigation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depressive Symptomatology among Female Victims of Interpersonal Trauma. J Fam Violence. 2009 Aug 1; 24(6):407-415. PMID: 21052546.
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  48. Watkins LE, O'Farrell TJ, Suvak MK, Murphy CM, Taft CT. Parenting satisfaction among fathers with alcoholism. Addict Behav. 2009 Jun-Jul; 34(6-7):610-2. PMID: 19232833.
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  49. Taft CT, Monson CM, Hebenstreit CL, King DW, King LA. Examining the correlates of aggression among male and female Vietnam veterans. Violence Vict. 2009; 24(5):639-52. PMID: 19852404.
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  50. Taft CT, Monson CM, Schumm JA, Watkins LE, Panuzio J, Resick PA. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Relationship Adjustment, and Relationship Aggression in a Sample of Female Flood Victims. J Fam Violence. 2009 Jan 01; 24(6):389-396. PMID: 21057584.
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  51. Gagnon DR, Doron-LaMarca S, Bell M, O'Farrell TJ, Taft CT. Poisson regression for modeling count and frequency outcomes in trauma research. J Trauma Stress. 2008 Oct; 21(5):448-54. PMID: 18956443.
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  52. Taft CT, Schumm JA, Marshall AD, Panuzio J, Holtzworth-Munroe A. Family-of-origin maltreatment, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, social information processing deficits, and relationship abuse perpetration. J Abnorm Psychol. 2008 Aug; 117(3):637-46. PMID: 18729615.
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  53. Taft CT, Schumm JA, Panuzio J, Proctor SP. An examination of family adjustment among Operation Desert Storm veterans. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008 Aug; 76(4):648-56. PMID: 18665692.
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  54. Musser PH, Semiatin JN, Taft CT, Murphy CM. Motivational interviewing as a pregroup intervention for partner-violent men. Violence Vict. 2008; 23(5):539-57. PMID: 18958984.
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  55. Taft CT, Vogt DS, Mechanic MB, Resick PA. Posttraumatic stress disorder and physical health symptoms among women seeking help for relationship aggression. J Fam Psychol. 2007 Sep; 21(3):354-62. PMID: 17874920.
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  56. Taft CT, Kaloupek DG, Schumm JA, Marshall AD, Panuzio J, King DW, Keane TM. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, physiological reactivity, alcohol problems, and aggression among military veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2007 Aug; 116(3):498-507. PMID: 17696706.
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  57. Taft CT, Street AE, Marshall AD, Dowdall DJ, Riggs DS. Posttraumatic stress disorder, anger, and partner abuse among Vietnam combat veterans. J Fam Psychol. 2007 Jun; 21(2):270-7. PMID: 17605549.
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  58. Taft CT, Vogt DS, Marshall AD, Panuzio J, Niles BL. Aggression among combat veterans: relationships with combat exposure and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, dysphoria, and anxiety. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Apr; 20(2):135-45. PMID: 17427912.
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  59. Karlsson J, Taft C, Rydén A, Sjöström L, Sullivan M. Ten-year trends in health-related quality of life after surgical and conventional treatment for severe obesity: the SOS intervention study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Aug; 31(8):1248-61. PMID: 17356530.
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  60. Clarke SB, Koenen KC, Taft CT, Street AE, King LA, King DW. Intimate partner psychological aggression and child behavior problems. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Feb; 20(1):97-101. PMID: 17345649.
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  61. Taft CT, Resick PA, Panuzio J, Vogt DS, Mechanic MB. Coping among victims of relationship abuse: a longitudinal examination. Violence Vict. 2007; 22(4):408-18. PMID: 17691549.
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  62. Taft CT, Resick PA, Panuzio J, Vogt DS, Mechanic MB. Examining the correlates of engagement and disengagement coping among help-seeking battered women. Violence Vict. 2007; 22(1):3-17. PMID: 17390560.
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  63. Taft CT, O'Farrell TJ, Torres SE, Panuzio J, Monson CM, Murphy M, Murphy CM. Examining the correlates of psychological aggression among a community sample of couples. J Fam Psychol. 2006 Dec; 20(4):581-8. PMID: 17176192.
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  64. Panuzio J, O'Farrell TJ, Marshall AD, Murphy CM, Murphy M, Taft CT. Intimate partner aggression reporting concordance and correlates of agreement among men with alcohol use disorders and their female partners. Assessment. 2006 Sep; 13(3):266-79. PMID: 16880279.
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  65. Keane TM, Marshall AD, Taft CT. Posttraumatic stress disorder: etiology, epidemiology, and treatment outcome. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2006; 2:161-97. PMID: 17716068.
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  66. Marshall AD, Panuzio J, Taft CT. Intimate partner violence among military veterans and active duty servicemen. Clin Psychol Rev. 2005 Nov; 25(7):862-76. PMID: 16006025.
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  67. Chrysos ES, Taft CT, King LA, King DW. Gender, partner violence, and perceived family functioning among a sample of Vietnam veterans. Violence Vict. 2005 Oct; 20(5):549-59. PMID: 16248490.
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  68. Taft CT, Murphy CM, King LA, Dedeyn JM, Musser PH. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology among partners of men in treatment for relationship abuse. J Abnorm Psychol. 2005 May; 114(2):259-68. PMID: 15869356.
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  69. Taft CT, Pless AP, Stalans LJ, Koenen KC, King LA, King DW. Risk factors for partner violence among a national sample of combat veterans. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2005 Feb; 73(1):151-9. PMID: 15709842.
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  70. Samper RE, Taft CT, King DW, King LA. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and parenting satisfaction among a national sample of male vietnam veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2004 Aug; 17(4):311-5. PMID: 15462538.
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  71. Taft CT, Murphy CM, Musser PH, Remington NA. Personality, interpersonal, and motivational predictors of the working alliance in group cognitive-behavioral therapy for partner violent men. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Apr; 72(2):349-54. PMID: 15065967.
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  72. Rydén A, Sullivan M, Torgerson JS, Karlsson J, Lindroos AK, Taft C. Severe obesity and personality: a comparative controlled study of personality traits. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Dec; 27(12):1534-40. PMID: 14634686.
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  73. Taft CT, Murphy CM, King DW, Musser PH, DeDeyn JM. Process and treatment adherence factors in group cognitive-behavioral therapy for partner violent men. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Aug; 71(4):812-20. PMID: 12924686.
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  74. Beckham JC, Taft CT, Vrana SR, Feldman ME, Barefoot JC, Moore SD, Mozley SL, Butterfield MI, Calhoun PS. Ambulatory monitoring and physical health report in Vietnam veterans with and without chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2003 Aug; 16(4):329-35. PMID: 12895015.
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  75. Karlsson J, Taft C, Sjöström L, Torgerson JS, Sullivan M. Psychosocial functioning in the obese before and after weight reduction: construct validity and responsiveness of the Obesity-related Problems scale. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 May; 27(5):617-30. PMID: 12704406.
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  76. Rydén A, Karlsson J, Persson LO, Sjöström L, Taft C, Sullivan M. Obesity-related coping and distress and relationship to treatment preference. Br J Clin Psychol. 2001 Jun; 40(Pt 2):177-88. PMID: 11446239.
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  77. Hammerlid E, Taft C. Health-related quality of life in long-term head and neck cancer survivors: a comparison with general population norms. Br J Cancer. 2001 Jan; 84(2):149-56. PMID: 11161369.
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  78. Taft C, Karlsson J, Sullivan M. Do SF-36 summary component scores accurately summarize subscale scores? Qual Life Res. 2001; 10(5):395-404. PMID: 11763202.
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  79. Taft CT, King LA, King DW, Leskin GA, Riggs DS. Partners' ratings of combat veterans' PTSD symptomatology. J Trauma Stress. 1999 Apr; 12(2):327-34. PMID: 10378169.
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  80. Taft CT, Stern AS, King LA, King DW. Modeling physical health and functional health status: the role of combat exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, and personal resource attributes. J Trauma Stress. 1999 Jan; 12(1):3-23. PMID: 10027139.
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