Accession Number : ADB229897


Title :   Women Aboard Navy Ships: A Comprehensive Health and Readiness Research Project


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 94-31 Jan 96


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Garland, Frank C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b229897.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1996


Pagination or Media Count : 627


Abstract : This is a final report for year one of a comprehensive epidemiologic research study of a large population of military women and men in an operationally deployed situation, assignment to Naval ships. This study addresses factors affecting the health and performance of women serving aboard ship, utilizing three data collection methods: questionnaires administered aboard ship, sick call visits ascertained aboard ship, and structured discussions with medical department staff. During year one, 38 ships with 6,072 women aboard participated in the survey, 52 ships provided over 35,000 sick call visits, and 37 ships provided medical department interviews. Information collected as of 30 OCT 95 for the first 4,337 shipboard personnel, 21,882 sick call visits, and 36 shipboard medical department personnel were reported. Year one of this study has begun to address the basic questions concerning health and psychosocial aspects of women serving aboard ship during a period of rapid change. The component studies of this project are yielding many important insights into these complex issues. This study is providing interrelated information on a wide variety of topics to insure optimal health and readiness and to facilitate decision making for policy development.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *HEALTH , *WOMEN , NAVAL VESSELS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , OPERATIONAL READINESS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , MEDICINE , NAVAL RESEARCH , QUESTIONNAIRES , EPIDEMIOLOGY


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE