Accession Number : ADA309805

Title :   Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program for Persian Gulf War Veterans: CCEP Report on 18,598 Participants.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date : 02 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Approximately 697,000 U.S. service members were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990/1991 for Operations Desert Shield/Storm (ODS/S). The vast majority of troops returned from this large deployment healthy. In response to Gulf War veterans' concerns about the potential health effects of service in ODS/S, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) developed similar, clinical evaluation programs to provide them care and to understand the nature of their illnesses. The DoD Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) provides a systematic, in-depth medical evaluation for DoD beneficiaries (Persian Gulf War veterans now on active duty or retired; members of the full-time National Guard who are Persian Gulf veterans; Persian Gulf War veterans who are members of the Ready Reserve/Individual Ready Reserve/Standby Reserve/Reserve who are placed on orders by their units; and eligible family members of such personnel) who are experiencing illnesses that may be related to their service in the Persian Gulf. As of early December 1995, more than 27,000 individuals had enrolled in the program. Approximately 21,000 of these participants requested an examination of which 18,598 had completed the evaluation process and had the information about their health verified and entered into the CCEP database.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, *ILLNESS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL), *MEDICAL EVACUATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, IRAQ, KUWAIT, PERSIAN GULF, HEALTH, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), FAMILY MEMBERS, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), ACTIVE DUTY, SLEEP DEPRIVATION, NEUROLOGY, RESPIRATORY DISEASES, DERMATOLOGY.

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

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