Self-reported illness and health status among Gulf War veterans : A population-based study.
- To assess the prevalence of self-reported symptoms and illnesses among military personnel deployed during the Persian Gulf War (PGW) and to compare the prevalence of these conditions with the prevalence among military personnel on active duty at the same time, but not deployed to the Persian Gulf (non-PGVW) Design. - Cross-sectional telephone interview survey of PGW and non-PGW military personnel.
The study instrument consisted of validated questions, validated questionnaires, and investigator-derived questions designed to assess relevant medical and psychiatric conditions.
- Population-based sample of military personnel from Iowa.
- A total of 4886 study subjects were randomly selected from 1 of 4 study domains (PGW regular military, PGW National Guard/Reserve, non-PGW regular military, and non-PGW National Guard/Reserve), stratifying for age, sex, race, rank, and branch of military service.
Main Outcome Measures
- Self-reported symptoms and symptoms of medical illnesses and psychiatric conditions.
- Overall, 3695 eligible study subjects (76%) and 91% of the located subjects completed the telephone interview.
Compared with non-PGW military personnel, PGW military personnel reported a significantly higher prevalence of symptoms of depression (17.0% vs 10.9% ; Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test statistic, P<. 001), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (1.9% vs 0.8%, P=007) ; chronic fatigue (1.3% vs 0.3%, P<. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Golfe Persique, Guerre, Prévalence, Enquête par correspondance, Téléphone, Ancien combattant, Santé, Trouble psychiatrique, Etude transversale, Effet secondaire, Compte rendu, Soi, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Persian Gulf, War, Prevalence, Mail inquiry, Telephone, Veteran, Health, Mental disorder, Cross sectional study, Secondary effect, Report, Self, Human, Nervous system diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0127103
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 21/05/1997.