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Gulf-Era Twin Registry (GET-R)

 

Investigator Access

What's available?

Participant contact information

Available Documentation

Pending

Dates Data are Available

Pending

Access Criteria

Pending

Study Characteristics

Objectives

To develop a registry to identify Veterans who may be eligible for future research studies for the purpose of understanding the relationship between genetic and environmental risk factors, military service and combat deployment exposures, and health conditions

Era of Service

  • Gulf War
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  • Operation New Dawn (OND)

Population

Veteran twin pairs separated from military service after 2001,. Veterans may have served during any conflict including the Gulf War in 1990-1991 or Gulf Wars OEF, OIF, or OND

Study Design

Closed cohort

Time Period

Pending

Setting

National

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Pending (Enrollment target of 8,600 Veterans / 4,300 twin pairs)

Response Rate

Pending (12,000 Veterans / 6,000 twin pairs) invited to participate)

Recruitment Method

Using Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) files to identify twins with Veteran follow-up for twin-status confirmation

Compensation

Pending

Data Collected

  • Demographics
  • Experience as a twin
  • Physical and mental health
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Military experiences

Data Collection Methods 

Questionnaire - either online, on paper, or by telephone

Funding Source

VA Post Deployment Health Services - Epidemiology Program

Contact

VA Post Deployment Health Services at (202) 266-4695 or 1-800-211-5272

Selected Publication

Pending

More Information

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