Accession Number : ADA188301

Title :   Health Status of Women in the Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 84-Aug 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Misner, Terry R ; Bell, Martha R ; O'Brien, Donald E

PDF Url : ADA188301

Report Date : 10 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Study assigned as part of the FY 84 AMEDD Study Program; examined issue of women soldiers' health care and company level leaders' perceptions of women's health issues. The study was comprised of three separate elements: 1) analysis of Army inpatient data for all active duty Army (ADA) members for 1982-1985; 2) examination of data from the Army's Ambulatory Care Data Base Study to determine morbidity and health care utilization differences between genders for: all active duty Army personnel at six sites over 15 months; for members of 12 randomly selected, cohort male and female basic training (BCT) units at one study site for 12 months; and for ADA members of six randomly selected garrison units for 12 months; 3) interviews with company-level leaders at five Army posts to measure their perceptions of women's health issues. The point in Army health care is who uses it most appropriately and what benefit is realized for the Army as a whole. Recommendations include review of ambulatory morbidity and injury rates possibly current training programs and/or develop others, the maintenance of some form of an ambulatory care data base to provide ambulatory epidemiological data for Army and AMEED leaders, and briefing of study results to US Army Training and Doctrine Command sources. Keywords: Health surveys.

Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY, *ARMY TRAINING, *HEALTH SURVEYS, *WOMEN, ARMY FACILITIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DATA BASES, DATA PROCESSING, EPIDEMIOLOGY, FEMALES, HEALTH, LEADERSHIP, MEDICAL SERVICES, MILITARY TRAINING, MORBIDITY, PATIENTS, PERCEPTION, RATES, SITES, SOURCES, TRAINING, UTILIZATION, WOUNDS AND INJURIES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE