Accession Number : ADA319928

Title :   Health Care Needs Of Air Force Women With Children Versus Women without Children Who Were Deployed During Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : McCall, Candace L.

PDF Url : ADA319928

Report Date : 09 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This study compares health care utilization of women with children to those without children. Data was obtained from an Air Force statistical sample of 4700 active duty Air Force women who deployed to ODSS. Two hundred and twenty four participants completed an anonymous telephone questionnaire providing a variety of demographic and health care utilization information. Results indicate there was no significant difference in health care utilization between women with children and those without children. One may expect women with children to experience more separation anxiety and stress, however, no differences in reported health problems or use of medical facilities based on organ system were reported. Nonetheless one troublesome finding was that a slightly higher percentage of women with children smoked than those without children.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *HEALTH, *STATISTICAL SAMPLES, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *BEHAVIOR, *WOMEN, *CHILDREN, DEPLOYMENT, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), DEMOGRAPHY, THESES, ACTIVE DUTY, SEPARATION, MEDICAL SERVICES, UTILIZATION, QUESTIONNAIRES, ANXIETY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE