Gulf War Illness in Kansas Veterans - VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP)
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Gulf War Illness in Kansas Veterans



Investigator Access

What's available

Pending

Available documentation 

Pending

Dates data are available 

Pending

Access criteria

Pending

Study Characteristics

Objectives

To determine if Kansas Gulf War Veterans experienced a greater burden of health problems than contemporary Veterans who did not serve in the Gulf War and, if so, to describe any excess health problems, their prevalence, and patterns of occurrence

Era of Service

Gulf War

Population

  1. Kansas residents at the time of the study
  2. Had served on active military duty for any period between August 1990 and July 1991
  3. Separated or retired from the military or currently served in the reserve component

Study Design 

Cross-sectional cohort

Time Period 

1998

Setting

Kansas

2,030 (1,548 who served in the Persian Gulf War and 482 Veterans who served elsewhere)

Response Rate

92%

Recruitment Method

The names, deployment, and demographic information for individuals who had served on active duty during the target year, whose last address of record was in Kansas were provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center. Veterans were contacted via mail.

Compensation

None

Data Collected

  • Neuropsychological test battery
  • Environmental interview
  • Psychological diagnostic interviews

Data Collection Method

Telephone via a computer assisted interviewing system

Funding Source

State of Kansas

Contact 

Pending

Selected Publications 

Steele L. Prevalence and Patterns of Gulf War Illness in Kansas Veterans: Association of Symptoms with Characteristics of Person, Place, and Time of Military Service. Am J Epidemiol. 2000;152(10):992-1002.

More Information 

National Gulf War Resource Center1

 

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