Accession Number:

ADA252603

Title:

Characteristics of Military Members Hospitalized with a Psychiatric Diagnosis During the Persian Gulf War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to identify and describe characteristics of military members serving in the Persian Gulf War who were hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis. Data was collected by reviewing charts and computerized records of a convenience sample of 99 military members from one Air Force Treatment Facility in Wiesbaden, Germany. Most of the military members hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis were between the ages of 18 to 25 n 47. The majority were white n 69, married n 54, men n 79 in the U.S. Army N 78 on active duty status n 63. The subjects were enlisted with approximately two years in service and 16 weeks in the Middle East. Motor vehicle operators n 21 and medical personnel n 15 were most likely to be admitted with a psychiatric diagnosis. Finally, Adjustment Disorder n 53 was the psychiatric diagnosis given most frequently.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE