Accession Number : ADA332456

Title :   Evaluation and Analysis of Priorities for the Defense Women's Health Research Program

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Jan 95-9 Jul 95

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yates, Allison A.

PDF Url : ADA332456

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 225

Abstract : This report, prepared by an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine, identifies gaps and strengths in past and current research relating to the health and performance of military women, and provides guidance on establishing research finding priorities. Overarching recommendations deal with basic funding considerations for awards; important health questions related to racial or ethnic group membership; peer review; the promotion of information exchange; and the promotion of strong collaborative partnerships involving Department of Defense intramural efforts, established academic institutions, federal research programs, and civilian research programs. The committee recommends long-term commitment to research focused on the health of military women and the development and maintenance of databases to support this research, including longitudinal research. The committee's recommendations of specific topics for research fall into four broad areas: Major factors affecting the health and work performance of military women; psychological and health issues resulting from integration of women into a hierarchical male environment, or related to women and men living and working together in close quarters; health promotion and disease prevention; and access to and delivery of health care.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *HEALTH, *WOMEN, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ETHNIC GROUPS, MEDICAL SERVICES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE