Accession Number : ADA336847

Title :   Combat Readiness: Hygiene Issues Related to Military Women

Descriptive Note : Annual rept 26 Sep 96-25 Sep 97

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON

Personal Author(s) : Czerwinski, Barbara S.

PDF Url : ADA336847

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Military personnel need to be prepared for combat readiness at all times, as this is central to the mission of the United States Armed Forces. Combat readiness in military women creates a unique set of health care requirements; For adult females, feminine hygiene practices constitute health care practices based on physiological necessities for the management of elimination products, including urine, feces, and menstrual discharge. This study is designed to investigate and to make recommendations for female health practices carried out in combat and non-combat environments by military women. In order to determine the best procedure(s) for maintaining feminine hygiene in combat environments, it is necessary to explore past and current practices and to obtain the recommendations of health care professionals. Both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will be used to explore feminine hygiene practices. Phase I, the qualitative section, has been completed and being used to format Phase II, the questionnaire.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *WOMEN, *HYGIENE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, HEALTH, MISSIONS, MILITARY MEDICINE, ADULTS, FECES, FEMALES, URINE, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, MENSTRUATION.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE