Accession Number : ADA320115

Title :   Deployment as a Risk Factor for a Positive PPD Reaction in Air Mobility Command.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Herrick, Margaret K.

PDF Url : ADA320115

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Current guidelines for tuberculosis (TB) testing in the Air Force are defined in Air Force Instruction (AFI) 48-115. Secondary to increased participation in overseas operations, Air Mobility Command (AMC) instituted a new policy in 1995. In addition to those tested in accordance with the above AFI, annual testing is now required for all individuals on flying status, mobility, or with a high potential for overseas travel. The purpose of this case-control study was to assess the risk of overseas deployment and assignment for development of a positive PPD reaction. Demographics of PPD positive and negative Air Force personnel were described. The target population was active duty personnel in AMC. Information was collected from three of eleven AMC bases. Cases were personnel identified as PPD positive when tested during calendar year 1995. Controls were randomly chosen from personnel testing PPD negative in 1995. They were selected from the same three bases proportional to the number of cases obtained at a given location.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *TUBERCULOSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE, POLICIES, RISK, TARGETS, POPULATION, AIR FORCE TRAINING, ACTIVE DUTY, TRAVEL, PERSONNEL, INSTRUCTIONS, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS, OVERSEAS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE