The Long Term Health Outcomes of Women’s Service During the Vietnam Era is the most comprehensive study to date of the mental and physical health of women Vietnam Veterans.
This study is estimating the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mental and physical health conditions, and disability in women Vietnam Era Veterans. It is also examining the relationship between PTSD and other conditions and the Vietnam deployment experience. The study will be used to shape future research on women Veterans and to plan for appropriate services for women Veterans and the aging Veteran population.
This is a study of approximately 12,000 women who served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War, including those who served in Vietnam, those who served in countries near Vietnam, and those who served primarily in the United States.
This study involves four research phases conducted over a 5-year period: one year of cohort development, two years of mail survey and telephone interview administration, one year of medical record abstraction, and one year of data analysis. The study is being coordinated by VA’s Cooperative Studies Program and involves researchers from across the country.
Han Kang, Dr.P.H.
Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D.
Kathryn Magruder, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Rachel Kimerling, Ph.D.
Susan Frayne, M.D., M.P.H.
Avron Spiro III, Ph.D.
Joan Furey, R.N., M.A.
Yasmin Cypel, Ph.D., M.S.
Clare Mahan, Ph.D.
Matthew Reinhard, Psy.D.
Amanda Snodgrass, Pharm.D.
Karen Schumacher, R.N.
Tracey Serpi, Ph.D.
More information about this study is available on the Vietnam-Era Women Veterans Study Web page and in the press release Secretary Shinseki Announces Study of Vietnam-Era Women Veterans.
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