Accession Number:

ADA355566

Title:

Health Behaviors and Performance of Military Women.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Sep 97-14 Sep 98

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

Research objectives are to a examine the health of military women in terms of health status, health practices, and health care utilization b assess work-related performance of military women and c examine health and performance of military women. Data are drawn from the six Worldwide Surveys of Substance Abuse and Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel. Year 3 analyses examined interrelationships among stress, substance use, and coping, and compared military women and men and subgroups of military women. Analyses resulted in three papers and four presentations at a professional meeting. Each addressed an aspect of health and military women consistent with the grants objectives. Specifically, among military women and men, papers examined the relationships between stress and substance abuse the effects of stress, symptoms of depression, and coping style on occupational impairment, and relationships between deployment and substance abuse. Presentations examined deployment and substance use among military women and men substance use and injury among military women and men sources and effects of stress on work performance of military women and men and the co-occurrence of substance use and other health-risk behaviors among military women and men. Copies of each are included in the appendices to the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE