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Surveys : Health Status & Disease Conditions

Active Duty Health Survey (2003-2004)

Objective: The objective of this survey was to assess the impact of deployment on health status using many questions from validated instruments.

Results: Deployed troops appeared to have poorer health-related quality of life in physical domains and poorer cognitive functioning. Deployed troops also reported poorer health-related quality of life on the mental health index and social functioning scales of the SF-36, although there was no difference between the two groups on the mental health composite score. Active duty service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan were more likely to screen positive for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than those not deployed.

Status: Complete

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