Air Force Health Study. An Epidemiologic Investigation of Health Effects in Air Force Personnel Following Exposure to Herbicides. Volume 3
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In general, results of the analyses of the verified psychological disorders, reported sleep disorders, and the SCL-90-R Symptom Checklist-90- Revised variables did not reveal significant associations with initial dioxin or current dioxin and time since tour or find significant differences among the four current dioxin categories. In contrast, several of the analyses of the MCMI Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory variables displayed significant results. However, there was lack of consistency across similar variables included in the SCL-90-R, MCMI, and reported information. Additionally, the continuous scale of the MCMI variables allowed for a greater ability to detect small differences in the mean MCMI scores than the capability of the discrete analyses of the other three psychological abnormalities. In conclusion, the body burden of dioxin does not appear to be related to psychological or psychophysiological disorders.
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