Health Outcomes of Women’s Vietnam Service
The HealthViEWS: Health of Vietnam Era Women's Study (also called 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 Era 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. Learn more about this study.
This is a study of approximately 10,000 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.
Cohort development, mail survey and telephone interview administration, and medical record abstraction are complete. Data analysis is ongoing. The study is being coordinated by VA's Cooperative Studies Program and involves researchers from across the country.
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.
Matthew Reinhard, Psy.D.
Karen Schumacher, R.N.
Tracey Serpi, Ph.D.
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