Accession Number:

ADA416695

Title:

Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity Annual Report 2002

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 2002

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

Report Date:

2003-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

The Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity annual Report 2002 summarizes work done to support the development of evidence-based medical accession standards contained in DoD Instruction 6130.4 Criteria and Procedure Requirements for Physical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Armed Forces. Studies in this report include 1 Attrition Among Enlistees Waived for Hearing Deficiency, 2 Loss of Recruits to Serious Injury, 3 Detecting Meaningful Changes in Short-term Military Attrition, 4 Psychiatric Hospitalization Rates in New Accessions and Subsequent 6-month Attrition, 5 Effects of Attrition Predictors According to MEPS Through Which an Individual is Processed, 6 Case Series Review of Recruits Discharged for Hearing Loss, and 7 Case Series Review of Recruits Discharged for Scoliosis. Over 1,400,000 enlisted military applicants and 886,000 military accessions were analyzed. Applicants and accessions from 1996 to 2000 aggregate were compared to 2001 with attention to medical disqualifications, medical waivers, hospitalizations, existed prior to service medical discharges, and disability discharges. Future deliverable research efforts described include exhaled nitric oxide as an assist in identifying asthma, initial entry training discharge classification, existed prior to service reporting, detection of young adults with major psychiatric disorders, and the retention of mild asthmatics in the Navy.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE