Accession Number:

ADA051325

Title:

The Longitudinal Studies of Prisoners of War and Their Families. The Prisoner of War and His Family. The Captivity Experience of American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia. Positive and Negative Residuals of Prolonged Stress

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1977-08-08

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The specific goals of the Center for Prisoner of War Studies are four-fold. The first major goal is the derivation of information useful in planning the long-term health care of this population, and in ameliorating future adjustmental problems. The second goal is the evaluation of the prison experience itself -- the conditions of captivity and the coping mechanisms used by prisoners in withstanding the ordeals imposed by their captors -- for the purpose of providing information to be used in validating military survival training programs and in delineating parameters significantly related to subsequent life adjustment. The third goal is the enumerication of those unique factors which characterize the health and adjustment of the families of servicemen who were prisoners of war or missing or killed in action, both during the absence of the military members and following the resolution of their casualty status, in order that military departments might be better prepared to meet the needs of such families in future international conflicts. The fourth goal is the compilation of a variety of reference materials about prisoners of war and those missing or killed in action which can be utilized in the development of training programs for health professionals who will be called upon in the future to render care and treatment to repatriated prisonsers of war and family members of prisoners and those missings or killed in action. This report includes four papers which were presented as part of a panel, entitile, POW Family Research.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE