Accession Number : ADA189789

Title :   An Assessment of Oral and Maxillofacial Vietnam War Casualties 10-15 Years Post-Injury.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 80-Sep 82,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Curley, Michael D ; Walsh, Michael ; Triplett, Robert G ; McCullah, Robert D

PDF Url : ADA189789

Report Date : 20 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Eighty-six male veterans of Vietnam combat who experienced oral and maxillofacial injuries volunteered to participate in an assessment of their psycho-social adjustment 10-15 years post-injury. Subjects reported to a nearby federal medical center for a psychiatric interview, administration of the MMPI and Personal Orientation Inventory (POI), and dental/neurological examination. Approximately one-half of all subjects reported significant (T score 70) or borderline significant (T score = 70) level of clinical symptomatology on the MMPI. Group scores on the POI Time Ratio and Support Ratio scales were in the non-self-actualized range. Interview data indicated that 1 of 4 casualties were unhappy with their appearance, and one-third of these men have sought psychological counseling after discharge from military service. Maxillofacial casualties reportedly represent between 10 and 15% of all war injuries. These casualties incur wounds to the face and contiguous oral structures, i.e. teeth, tongue, jaw, neck, nose, and eyes.

Descriptors :   *CASUALTIES, *MAXILLA, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, COUNSELING, EYE, FACE(ANATOMY), INTERVIEWING, MEDICAL SERVICES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MOUTH, NECK(ANATOMY), NOSES, ORAL INTAKE, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, RATIOS, SCALE, SCORING, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, STRUCTURES, TEETH, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, VIETNAM, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE