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General
Project Summary

Title: Investigation of a Baseline Medical Database to Evaluate the Health of Military Forces and Veterans
Synopsis: This project will test a military health questionnaire and determine its potential for DoD-wide implementation as the Recruit Assessment Program (RAP).
Overall Project Objective: Develop and experimentally assess a program for aggregation of a baseline medical information database on military personnel, the Recruit Assessment Program (RAP).
Status/Results to Date: The original RAP survey was developed at Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD. RAP has been implemented at Marine Corps Recruit Depot-San Diego, and is near implementation at Ft Jackson, SC (under direction of LTC James Wells, USACHPPM). Additionally, a linkage system to automate CHCS registration, and speed recruit in-processing, has been successfully established in San Diego. The RAP survey is being dynamically modified based on test-retest statistics and professional feedback from users. Implementation is under consideration at Lackland, Great Lakes, and Parris Island. Data from initial sites are being epidemiologically analyzed.
Project:DoD-98
Agency:Department Of Defense
Location:Naval Health Research Center
P.I. Name:Kenneth C Hyams, CAPT, USN
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Symptoms & General Health
Focus Category:General Health & Physical Symptoms
Status:Complete
Study Start Date:October 01,1999
Estimated Completion Date:September 30,2000
Specific Aims: see objective.
Methodology: Epidemiological survey, pilot test, and implementation of survey instrument.
Most Recent Publications:

Hogan B, Ryan MA, McKeehan J, Gray G, Hyams KC. Recruit Assessment Program: Pilot Project at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Conference on Illnesses among Gulf War Veterans. A Decade of Scientific Research, Alexandria, VA and 7th Annual Recruit Healthcare Symposium, April 2001, San Antonio, TX, 2001. Presentation

Hyams KC, Barrett DH, Duque D, Engel CC, Friedl K, Gray G, Hogan B, Kaforski G, Murphy FM, North R, Riddle JR, Ryan MA, Trump D, Wells J. The Recruit assessment Program: a program to collect comprehensive baseline health data from U.S. military personnel. Military Medicine, 167(1):44-47. Jan 2002. Abstract