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1999 Large Health Survey of Veteran Enrollees

 

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Pending

Available Documentation

Pending

Dates Data are Available

Pending

Access Criteria

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Study Characteristics

Objectives

To examine the health status of Veterans enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care system 

Era of Service

All

Population

Veterans enrolled in the VHA health care system as of 1999

Study Design

Cross-sectional study

Time Period

July 1999 - January 2000

Setting

National

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887,775 participants

Response Rate

63.1% (of 1,406,049 mailed)

Recruitment Method

1.5 million Veterans were randomly selected from the enrollment file of 3.7 million Veterans. Living enrollees with accurate contact information were sent a prenotification letter, a cover letter and questionnaire, and reminder postcard. Study participants included those who returned the completed questionnaire.

Compensation

Information not available

Data Collected

  • Patient demographics
  • Comorbid conditions
  • Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) indicators including
    • Physical functioning
    • Role physical
    • Role emotional
    • Social functioning
    • General health perceptions
    • Vitality
    • Bodily pain
    • Mental health

Data Collection Methods 

  • Mailed Veterans Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire
  • VA administrative data

Funding Source

  • VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D)
  • VA Office of Quality and Performance
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — Center for Beneficiary Choices

Contact

Pending

Selected Publication

Selim AJ, Berlowitz DR, Fincke G, Cong Z, Rogers W, Haffer SC, Ren XS, Lee A, Qian SX, Miller DR, Spiro A 3rd, Selim BJ, Kazis LE.  The Health Status of Elderly Veteran Enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Aug;52(8):1271-6.

Kazis LE, Lee A, Spiro A, Rogers W, Ren SX, Miller DR, Selim AJ, Hamed A, Haffer SC. Measurement Comparisons of the Medical Outcomes Study and Veterans SF-36® Health Survey. Health Care Financ Rev. 2004;25(4):43-58.

Selim AJ, Fincke G, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Qian SX, Lee A, Cong Z, Rogers W, Selim BJ, Ren XS, Spiro A 3rd, Kazis LE. Comprehensive Health Status Assessment of Centenarians: Results from the 1999 Large Health Survey of Veteran Enrollees. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005;60(4):515-9.

Chwastiak LA, Rosenheck RA, Desai R, Kazis LE. Association of psychiatric illness and all-cause mortality in the National Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Psychosom Med. 2010 Oct;72(8):817-22.

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