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

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: March 22, 2002
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
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VA Office of Research and Development
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 Fibromyalgia 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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: November 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2001
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Gulf War (GW) veterans and their spouses and children and Gulf War era nondeployed veterans and their spouses and children.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00032461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 458
First Submitted: March 20, 2002
First Posted: March 22, 2002
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
chronic fatigue syndrome
post-traumatic stress disorder
neurologic abnormalities

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Congenital Abnormalities
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Nervous System Malformations
Signs and Symptoms
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Virus Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases