The mental health status of women in the Navy and Marine corps : Preliminary findings from the Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness assessment.
The 1995 Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness Assessment was designed to provide baseline health and risk-factor information on the physical and mental health status of women in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and to make comparisons both within military subpopulations and with civilian populations.
A population-based, multi-stage, cluster sample of 782 active duty Navy and Marine Corps women and men were administered a structured computerized telephone interview to make Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-III-R psychiatric diagnoses.
Estimates were 40 and 21% for overall lifetime and 1-year prevalence of psychiatric disorders, respectively.
Women had about five times the risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder than men and about twice the risk of a major depressive episode.
Of all personnel meeting diagnostic criteria for an active mental disorder, only 19% sought mental health care in the last year.
Women generally sought treatment more readily than men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu militaire, Homme, Sexe, Age, Evaluation, Santé, Perception, Bien être psychologique, Stress, Echelle mesure, Etat dépressif, Posttraumatisme syndrome, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, United States, North America, America, Military environment, Human, Sex, Age, Evaluation, Health, Perception, Psychological well being, Stress, Measurement scale, Depression, Posttraumatic syndrome, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0191708
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 16/11/1999.