Accession Number:

ADB222409

Title:

Women Aboard Navy Ships: A Comprehensive Health and Readiness Research Project. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Dec 95-31 Dec 96

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

377.0

Abstract:

This is a final report for year two FY 96 of a comprehensive epidemiologic research study of a large population of military women assigned to Naval ships. This multi-year project was conducted under the Congressionally established Defense Womens Health Research Program DWHRP. The objectives of this study included descriptions of the health status, health care utilization patterns, health care needs, reproductive characteristics, birth control availability and pregnancy-related issues, psychological characteristics, perceived stress, and self-reported occupational and environmental exposures of women assigned aboard U.S. Navy ships and a comparison group of men aboard the same ships. This project utilized four primary data collection methods 1 a questionnaire administered aboard ship for ships newly enrolled in the study during year two, 2 a follow-up questionnaire administered by mail to each individual who was surveyed during year one and who is still on active duty, 3 ascertainment of sick call visits aboard ship, and 4 structured discussions with medical department staff. Appendices A, B, and C can be found in this volume. Appendix D is found in Volume 2.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE