Accession Number:

ADA626687

Title:

Injuries and Illnesses of Vietnam War POWs Revisited: 2. Army Risk Factors

Descriptive Note:

Report for Apr 1-Dec 1 2016

Corporate Author:

ROBERT E MITCHELL CENTER FOR PRISONER OF WAR STUDIES (NAVY) PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

2016-01-12

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Operation Homecoming OH, the negotiated release of 566 US Servicemen held as prisoners of war POWs in Vietnam for as long as nine years, began in February 1973. During the months that followed, enemy forces released 138 Navy, 26 Marine Corps, 77 Army, and 325 Air Force POWs. The purpose of this present study is to look at the relationship between the number of diagnosis at repatriation i.e., IMEF and various risk factors. We hypothesized that these risk factors would predict both the grand total of IMEF diagnoses across categories and the presence of any diagnoses within specific categories.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE