Accession Number : ADA311646

Title :   Stress, Health and Performance in Military Women. Prospects, Pitfalls & Protean Patterns from Current Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Personal Author(s) : Fullerton, Carol S. ; Ursano, Robert J.

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Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 469

Abstract : This volume is the result of collaboration and consultation to disasters and traumatic events affecting military women and men. These empirical studies examine the psychological, behavioral, cognitive and physiological responses to traumatic events in military women across services. In this volume, the authors examine the effects of wartime deployment to the Persian Gulf, traumatic relocation of military families in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, health care and disaster workers following a mass casualty plane crash at Ramstein Air Force Base, spouses of military disaster workers following a mass-casualty plane crash on an Air Force Reserve Base in Sioux City, Iowa. The authors also conducted a large epidemiological study at two military sites (Ft. Ord, California and Ft. Carson, Colorado) to examine baseline health and develop norms for future study of gender, stress and health in soldiers exposed to military-related and generic traumatic events.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *WOMEN, *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, *REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DISASTERS, ARMY RESEARCH, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMBAT SUPPORT, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), DEMOGRAPHY, FAMILY MEMBERS, CASE STUDIES, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, FEAR, ACTIVE DUTY, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MENTAL HEALTH, RELOCATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, WARTIME, BIVARIATE ANALYSIS, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), AWARENESS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, SEX, REFLEXES, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, TRAUMATIC SHOCK, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), ROLES(BEHAVIOR), EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), RESILIENCE, ANXIETY, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, FRUSTRATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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