A study of ambulatory mental health services on a U.S. Army post where logistic support personnel are stationed compared utilization of psychiatric services before, during, and after the Persian Gulf War.
Rates were calculated for service utilization for the at-risk groups from consecutive cases presenting at the post's ambulatory mental health services in the Department of Psychiatry.
Our findings include a high rate of dysfunction for soldiers in training during the war ; significant age, race, and sex differences between utilizers and non-utilizers throughout the study period ; increased routine evaluations for military schools following the war ; and significant increases in utilization of services by identified high-stress units during this conflict.
Rates of utilization for a combat support post can be used for resource allocation and have implications for mental health manpower planning and stress prevention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Complication, Homme, Golfe Persique, Guerre, Santé mentale, Ambulatoire, Etats Unis, Etude longitudinale, Psychopathologie, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Complication, Human, Persian Gulf, War, Mental health, Ambulatory, United States, Follow up study, Psychopathology, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0584140
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.