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Follow-up of Psychological and Neurocognitive Gulf War Outcome: Relation to Stress

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00018707
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
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Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
This is the follow-up to an observational epidemiological study of psychological and neuropsychological outcomes of deployed and non-deployed Gulf War-era veterans.

Condition
Gulf War Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Follow-up of Psychological and Neurocognitive Gulf War Outcome: Relation to Stress

Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Study Start Date: April 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2003
Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
Participation in Time 1 data collection
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00018707


Locations
United States, Louisiana
VA, New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00018707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBS-033-98F
First Submitted: July 3, 2001
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Persian Gulf Syndrome
Occupational Diseases