Accession Number : ADA619353


Title :   The Millennium Cohort Family Study: A Prospective Evaluation of the Health and Well-Being of Military Service Members and Their Families


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F ; Fairbank, John A ; Marmar, Charlie R ; Schlenger, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619353.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Understanding the impact of war on military families has never been greater, with more than 3 million military spouses and children affected by the deployments to Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The impact of the recent conflicts on families is a national priority. The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently initiated the Millennium Cohort Family Study, the largest study to date of military families. The study includes dyads of military service members and their spouses (n greater than 0,000) across the globe from all five service branches, including active duty, Reserves, and National Guard. Follow-up is planned for 21+ years to evaluate the impact of military experiences on families during and after military service time. This review provides a comprehensive description of this landmark study, including details on the research objectives, methodology, survey instrument, ancillary data sets, data analytic plans, and approach for dissemination of future research findings. Understanding the associations between military experiences, including deployments and injuries, on the health and well-being of families is critically important for the DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs, and society. This study offers a unique opportunity to define the challenges that military families experience, advancing the understanding of protective and vulnerability factors for designing training and treatment programs that will benefit military families today and into the future.


Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY , *EPIDEMIOLOGY , *FAMILIES(HUMAN) , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , BEHAVIOR , CHILDREN , DATA BASES , DEMOGRAPHY , DEPLOYMENT , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , IRAQI WAR , MENTAL DISORDERS , MENTAL HEALTH , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , PROBABILITY , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , TRAUMA , VULNERABILITY , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE