We present data on physical health and possible « Gulf War syndrome » from a Congressionally mandated study of over 4,000 active duty and reserve service members from the states of Hawaii and Pennsylvania who served during Operation Desert Storm.
We found that deployed veterans report significantly more physical health symptoms than non-deployed veterans that cannot be explained by reasons other than deployment alone.
We also identified a subgroup of 178 deployed veterans at risk for possible Gulf War syndrome.
We recommend that services collect baseline information from units likely to deploy in the future and update that information regularly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Symptomatologie, Guerre, Ancien combattant, Golfe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Symptomatology, War, Veteran, Gulf
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0357773
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.