Accession Number:

ADA339334

Title:

The Mental Status of Women in the Navy and Marine Corps: Preliminary Findings from the 1995 Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.95-96

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Patterned after the large national health surveys, the 1995 Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness Assessment was designed to provide baseline health and risk factor in- formation on the health and mental health status of women in the US Navy and Marine Corps. A population-based, two-stage, cluster sample of nearly 10,000 active-duty Navy and Marine Corps women and men were screened for above-normal levels of psychosocial distress and depressive symptomatology using standard cut-points on two psychiatric screening instruments. A clinically based, structured computerized telephone interview was administered to sub samples of both positive-and negative-screening volunteers to make Diagnostic Statistical Manual-III-R psychiatric diagnoses.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE