Accession Number : ADA519676


Title :   Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a519676.pdf


Report Date : 14 Feb 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : The Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) was established by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General at the request of the Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I). The mission of MHAT V was to: 1. Assess Soldier mental health and well-being 2. Examine the delivery of behavioral health care in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 3. Provide recommendations for sustainment and improvement to command. In the period of 2 SEP to 23 OCT, 2,279 OIF Soldiers completed an anonymous survey. In addition, 350 anonymous surveys were completed by behavioral health, primary care and unit ministry team members. During the period of 15 OCT to 15 NOV the MHAT V team (a) processed and analyzed survey data, (b) examined secondary data sources, and (c) conducted focus group interviews with Soldiers, behavioral health personnel, and medical personnel. The MHAT V team report and recommendations are based on these data sources. Section 2 is the Executive Summary. Partial contents of this report consist of Sections 3-16 focusing on the following areas: Background and Limitations; Overview of Soldier Well-Being; Soldier Behavioral Health and Performance Indices; Soldier Risk Factors; Soldier Protective Factors; Soldier Focus Groups; Behavioral Health Care System Assessment; Primary Care Survey; Unit Ministry Team Survey; Military Transition Teams Mental Health and Well-Being; Soldiers Stationed in Kuwait; Theater Suicide and Suicide Prevention.


Descriptors :   *MENTAL HEALTH , *ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , *IRAQI WAR , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *ARMY PERSONNEL , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , MORALE , STRENGTH(GENERAL) , ETHICS , BEHAVIOR , DEATH , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , SURGERY , HEALTH SURVEYS , REHABILITATION , FAMILIES(HUMAN) , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , REST , SLEEP , ALCOHOLISM , DRUG ABUSE , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , PSYCHIATRY , PSYCHOLOGISTS , ANXIETY , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , ARMY TRAINING , LEADERSHIP , RISK , DEPLOYMENT , KUWAIT


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


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