Accession Number:

ADA433073

Title:

Post-Deployment Mental Health Screening Instruments: How Good Are They?

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT EUROPE

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The U.S. military has been conducting psychological screening of deploying and redeploying troops for a number of years for early identification of service members at risk for mental health problems. Currently research is being conducted to assess the validity of the clinical domains included on the screening instrument. As part of this systematic assessment, a blind validation study was conducted in March 2004 with soldiers returning from a year long deployment to Iraq. The results of this study are summarized for each clinical domain, detailing the development of a short, but valid and comprehensive screening instrument.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE