Compare the Medical Conditions of Gulf War Veterans to Non-Deployed Veterans

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First received: March 20, 2002
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: March 2007

Primary Hypothesis: Gulf War veterans will have an equal prevalence or mean level of the following medical and psychological conditions frequently reported in the literature compared to a control group of nondeployed veterans: (1) chronic fatigue syndrome, (2) fibromyalgia, (3) post-traumatic stress disorder, (4) neurologic abnormalities, including peripheral neuropathy and cognitive dysfunction, and (5) general health status.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Neurologic Abnormalities
General Health Status

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and Their Families - Phase III Physical Examinations

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Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: November 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2001
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Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Gulf War (GW) veterans and their spouses and children and Gulf War era nondeployed veterans and their spouses and children.

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Publications: Identifier: NCT00032461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 458
Study First Received: March 20, 2002
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
chronic fatigue syndrome
post-traumatic stress disorder
neurologic abnormalities

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Congenital Abnormalities
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
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