Follow-up of Psychological and Neurocognitive Gulf War Outcome: Relation to Stress
This is the follow-up to an observational epidemiological study of psychological and neuropsychological outcomes of deployed and non-deployed Gulf War-era veterans.
Gulf War Syndrome
|Official Title:||Follow-up of Psychological and Neurocognitive Gulf War Outcome: Relation to Stress|
|Study Start Date:||April 1999|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2003|
Approximately 800 deployed and 250 nondeployed veterans were originally administered psychological assessment instruments shortly after the cessation of the Gulf War. These veterans are currently being followed to evaluate longer-term psychological outcomes in relation to war-zone stress, intervening life stress, and individual difference factors and personal resources, such as coping and social support.
Approximately 75 of these veterans, oversampled for post-traumatic stress disorder, were administered a specialized neuropsychological battery emphasizing attention and memory. This sample will also be followed to evaluate longitudinal neuropsychological outcome in relation to PTSD status.
A cross-sectional study will also be conducted examining visual, hierarchical attention in relation to PTSD diagnosis.
|United States, Louisiana|
|VA, New Orleans|
|New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112|