Accession Number : ADA323198

Title :   1995 Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness Assessment (POWR '95) Methodology Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Oct 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hourani, Laurel L. ; Graham, Wendy F. ; Sorenson, Diane ; Yuan, Huixing ; Bray, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA323198

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : This report describes the methodology for the assessment of Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness (POWR) among active-duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Supported by the Defense Women's Health Research Program, the purpose of this study was to obtain baseline prevalence and risk factor information on a representative sample of active-duty Navy and Marine Corps women and men worldwide and to provide relevant comparative data with civilian populations. The POWR Assessment consisted of three separate, but complementary components. The first and most comprehensive component was a large-scale survey in which respondents completed an in-depth self-report questionnaire that assessed six key issues including reproductive health, medical history and nutritional status, mental health, lifestyle issues, occupational/environmental risks, and health services issues. This questionnaire study was based on a probability sample of approximately 10,000 active-duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The second component consisted of physical measurements taken on a subsample of approximately 1,200 respondents to the main survey. The third component was a telephone interview drawn from volunteers responding to the main survey. This report includes background about the study and discussions of the sampling design, the data collection instruments, data collection methods, and sample weighting and estimation procedures.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *HEALTH SURVEYS, GROUP DYNAMICS, COMBAT READINESS, DEMOGRAPHY, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, MILITARY MEDICINE, DATA ACQUISITION, ACTIVE DUTY, MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL FITNESS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, PUBLIC HEALTH, NUTRITION, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, HEALTH PHYSICS, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE