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ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
BONE, JOINT & MUSCLE
BRAIN & NERVOUS
CANCER
CARDIOVASCULAR
CHEMICAL WARFARE
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
FAMILY HEALTH
GENERAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS
GENETIC STUDIES
HEALTH RESEARCH OF ALLIED FORCES
IMMUNE/BLOOD SYSTEM
INFECTIONS
LUNG & RESPIRATORY
MENTAL HEALTH
MILITARY WORKING DOGS
MORTALITY/DEATH
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/OUTCOMES
SLEEP DISORDER
Treatment
VACCINES & PROTECTIVE MEDICATIONS
General Health & Physical Symptoms
General
Project Summary

Title: Physical, Mental, Social, and Family Health Outcomes of Gulf War Veterans
Synopsis: This study will assess the physical, social, mental, and family health of Gulf War veterans, as well as changes in their health over time, and compare it to the health and health changes in military personnel who deployed to other regions of the world and military personnel who did not deploy.
Overall Project Objective: Assessing the physical, social, mental, and familial health of Gulf War Veterans, as well as the nature of any changes in their health status over time.
Status/Results to Date: None to date.
Project:DOD-141
Agency:Department Of Defense
Location:Vanderbilt University
P.I. Name:Carolyn Breda, Ph.D.
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Brain & Nervous System
Focus Category:General Health & Physical Symptoms
Status:Ongoing
Study Start Date:
Estimated Completion Date:
Specific Aims: Health and health changes of those deployed to the Persian Gulf will be compared to those of two other military groups - those deployed to other regions of the world and those not deployed -- to test whether health and health changes among Gulf War veterans vary significantly from those of these other two groups of military personnel.
Methodology: Multivariate analyses will be used to assess deployment-related effects on health, independent of other factors that may confound the relationship between deployment and health, such as the demographic, social, military, or family background of veterans. Analyses will also allow the identification of variables, such as veteran's ethnicity, that may either increase or reduce any health consequences of deployment. Longitudinal analyses will be conducted to assess changes in health status of Gulf War veterans, and whether changes in their health differed from changes experienced by other military personnel -- those deployed to other regions of the world and those not deployed.
Most Recent Publications:
None to date.