Accession Number : ADA252603
Title : Characteristics of Military Members Hospitalized with a Psychiatric Diagnosis During the Persian Gulf War
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Strong, Julie K.
Report Date : 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 81
Abstract : The purpose of this study was to identify and describe characteristics of military members serving in the Persian Gulf War who were hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis. Data was collected by reviewing charts and computerized records of a convenience sample of 99 military members from one Air Force Treatment Facility in Wiesbaden, Germany. Most of the military members hospitalized with a psychiatric diagnosis were between the ages of 18 to 25 (n = 47). The majority were white (n = 69), married (n = 54), men (n = 79) in the U.S. Army (N = 78) on active duty status (n = 63). The subjects were enlisted with approximately two years in service and 16 weeks in the Middle East. Motor vehicle operators (n = 21) and medical personnel (n = 15) were most likely to be admitted with a psychiatric diagnosis. Finally, Adjustment Disorder (n = 53) was the psychiatric diagnosis given most frequently.
Descriptors : *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *HOSPITALIZATIONS , *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , *MENTAL DISORDERS , PSYCHIATRY , FEAR
Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE