Accession Number : ADA330012

Title :   Assessment of the Impact of Pre-military and Military Trauma on the Physical and Psychological Well-Being of Female and Male Active Duty Soldiers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Knudson, Kathryn H.

PDF Url : ADA330012

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This study surveyed over 1000 female and male active duty soldiers to assess the impact of pre-military and military trauma on their physical and psychological well-being. The survey contained pertinent demographic information and a series of well-established scales in order to determine the history of trauma and physical and psychological symptoms, to include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The analyses examined the relationships between trauma, social support/unit cohesion, health risks and a history of reported symptoms of PTSD and other psychological and physical problems. Recommendations are presented which may help to mitigate development of such problems.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *ACTIVE DUTY, *TRAUMA, RISK, ARMY PERSONNEL, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, HEALTH, DEMOGRAPHY, SCALE, HISTORY, MALES, PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE