NWHSS Implement Family Member Assessment Component in the Millennium Cohort Study
Final rept. 28 Sep 2009 27 Sep 2014
ABT ASSOCIATES INC DURHAM NC
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In 2001, the US military launched the largest prospective study of service personnel in its history, the Millennium Cohort Study N 200,000, in order to evaluate the effects of military service on the long-term health and well-being of US service members. Based on military and civilian recommendations for comprehensive research on military families, the study was expanded in 2011 to include the Millennium Cohort Family Study Family Study. The Family Study was designed by a multidisciplinary team of investigators at the Naval Health Research Center NHRC, Abt Associates, Duke University, and New York University to understand the interrelated health and well-being effects of military service on families including the service member, spouse, and children. The baseline Family Study survey cycle concluded in 2013, after successfully enrolling 9,930 spouses married to Service Member participants in the probability sample of the Millennium Cohort Study. The Family Study includes both male and female spouses of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard personnel from all five service branches of the US military with 75 married to service members that have deployed in support of OEFOIFOND at least once. Because the Family Study is nested within the Millennium Cohort Study of service members, it provides unique data on a large cohort of service member-spouse dyads, utilizing both self-report and military records.
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