Accession Number:

AD0744654

Title:

A Study of Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Admitted to the Psychiatric Sick List

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

In a study of psychiatric decisions in Navy psychiatry, a large-scale prognostic research project was initiated on Navy and Marine Corps enlisted men admitted to Navy psychiatric facilities during 1967-68. The three major objectives of the study were to examine the decisions concerning disposition of Navy and Marine psychiatric patients and to develop guidelines for such decisions to determine post-hospital outcomes for men returned to duty after psychiatric hospitalization and to identify patient characteristics predictive of post-hospital success and to develop prognostic equations and actuarial tables in order to maximize post-hospital success rates. In general, items reflecting standard demographic information and background information provided a sound basis from which prognostic scales could be derived.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE