Accession Number : ADA617797


Title :   NWHSS Implement Family Member Assessment Component in the Millennium Cohort Study


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 28 Sep 2011-27 Sep 2012


Corporate Author : ABT ASSOCIATES INC DURHAM NC


Personal Author(s) : Schlenger, William E ; Fairbank, John ; Marmar, Charles


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a617797.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 187


Abstract : The Family Cohort (FamCo) project's primary objective is to examine empirically the impact of deployment to OEF/OIF on the families of US service members. The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Millennium Cohort Study (MilCo), and will be implemented by adding a family member assessment component to MilCo's Panel 4. Panel 4 was launched during year 2 (7 June 2011), and expects to enroll about 62,000 new participants in MilCo. FamCo will select a probability sample of Panel 4 participants who report in their MilCo baseline assessment that they are married, and ask them to provide contact information--including e-mail address-for their spouse. The FamCo sample was selected to produce about 10,000 spouse participants, of which about half will be married to a service member who has been deployed to OEF/OIF at least once, and the other half will be married to a service member who has not (yet) been deployed to either of those conflicts. The baseline assessment for FamCo focuses on spouses' perceptions of: deployment stressors for family members; health and mental health status of family members; and quality of family interpersonal relationships. Additional relevant information (e.g., health and mental health service utilization, characteristics of sponsor's deployment) will be drawn from military records.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *MENTAL HEALTH , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , BASE LINES , DEPLOYMENT , HEALTH , IMPACT , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , PROBABILITY , UTILIZATION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE