Accession Number : ADA114346

Title :   Environmental Factors in the Onset of Illness Aboard Navy Ships.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Pugh,W M ; Gunderson,E K E

PDF Url : ADA114346

Report Date : Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Physical job demands, personnel composition, and work climate were assessed for 188 divisions aboard 18 U.S. Navy destroyer-type ships. These measures were used to predict rates of respiratory illness, dermal disorders, trauma genitourinary illness, and gastrointestinal disorders during routine overseas deployments. A series of analyses of variance indicated that measures from all three of the variable domains contributed significantly to prediction of one or more types of illness. Because the interaction terms were frequently significant, it was suggested that a systems approach to the prediction of illness would be useful, and a predictive model based upon this perspective was proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Illness, Destroyers, Shipboard, Naval vessels, Naval personnel, Predictions, Rates, Sources, Variables, Environments, Risk, Work, Trauma, Respiratory diseases

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE