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ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
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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: Epidemiological Studies Persian Gulf War Illnesses, PG Women's Health Linkage Study
Synopsis: A comparison study between Gulf War era deployed and not deployed women of their general health outcomes and risks.
Overall Project Objective: To link Persian Gulf exposures to subsequent physical and mental health outcomes.
Status/Results to Date: A small pilot study was completed in the Spring, 2000. The investigators indicated the response rate was too low to warrant fielding the study in its original form. They proposed, in mid-summer 2000, to re-write their survey instrument but changed their plan in early Fall, 2000 and mailed letters to potential participants requesting information as to how the participants would prefer to receive the survey. The original period of performance on this project was 1 June 1996 to 31 January 1999 (with all research to be completed by 30 August 1998). The investigators had several problems conducting the study; and, after providing three extensions and visiting with the investigators on-site in September, 2000 to view operations and examine the status of the projects progress, it was determined that granting an additional extension was inappropriate and the project was terminated.
Project:DoD-30
Agency:Department Of Defense
Location:Klemm Analysis Group, Washington DC
P.I. Name:Rebecca J Klemm, Ph. D.
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Symptoms & General Health
Focus Category:General Health & Physical Symptoms
Status:Ongoing
Study Start Date:June 01,1996
Estimated Completion Date:January 31,2001
Specific Aims: The primary focus of this project is to link Persian Gulf exposures to subsequent physical and mental health outcomes.
Methodology: Self-reported survey information from a sample of 20,000 veterans will be linked to DoD tracking files and other mapping files and medical records.
Most Recent Publications:

The Persian Gulf Health Linkage Study: a longitudinal study designed to assess short-term and long-term effects of Gulf War Service. American Public Health Association, Annual, Nov 1997. Meeting