NWHSS Implement Family Member Assessment Component in the Millennium Cohort Study
Annual rept. 28 Sep 2011-27 Sep 2012
ABT ASSOCIATES INC DURHAM NC
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The Family Cohort FamCo projects primary objective is to examine empirically the impact of deployment to OEFOIF on the families of US service members. The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Millennium Cohort Study MilCo, and will be implemented by adding a family member assessment component to MilCos Panel 4. Panel 4 was launched during year 2 7 June 2011, and expects to enroll about 62,000 new participants in MilCo. FamCo will select a probability sample of Panel 4 participants who report in their MilCo baseline assessment that they are married, and ask them to provide contact information--including e-mail address-for their spouse. The FamCo sample was selected to produce about 10,000 spouse participants, of which about half will be married to a service member who has been deployed to OEFOIF at least once, and the other half will be married to a service member who has not yet been deployed to either of those conflicts. The baseline assessment for FamCo focuses on spouses perceptions of deployment stressors for family members health and mental health status of family members and quality of family interpersonal relationships. Additional relevant information e.g., health and mental health service utilization, characteristics of sponsors deployment will be drawn from military records.
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