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Military Women's Health: A Scoping Review and Gap Analysis: 2000-2015

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[Technical Report, Other]

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Naval Health Research Center

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Research on the U.S. military has until recently focused almost exclusively on the health of male service members. As the number of women in the U.S. military continues to grow, and as more women begin to serve in all military occupational specialties, more research will be needed to examine the health of this population. The objective of this project was to identify research gaps in the literature on military womens health. To that end, the project team at the Naval Health Research Center San Diego NHRC conducted a scoping review of the literature, systematically surveying all articles published in the peer-reviewed literature between January 2000 and September 2015. In addition, the team designed an article quality assessment instrument that was measureable and specific, and reviewed recent healthcare utilization data for women and men. The resulting data was aggregated into a weighted matrix, and a comprehensive gap analysis using all of the aforementioned data was performed.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]