Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository (CSP# 585)
The Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository pilot project collected epidemiological, survey, clinical, and environmental exposure data from Veterans who served during the 1990-1991 Gulf War Era. Approved researchers will be able to use these data and the blood samples to do future research about the health of Gulf War Era Veterans.
During the pilot, the recruitment response rate and processes were assessed. The results revealed several opportunities for improvement. For this reason, CSP 585 research activities are not stopping, but rather transitioning to a qualitative phase to focus more on the Veteran voice. In this stage, research staff will speak with Gulf War Era Veterans through focus groups, interviews, and other activities such as events and meetings to learn more about Veterans' experiences and/or ideas on this and other Gulf War research projects. This phase will provide new information that will help researchers create better recruitment processes for future projects involving Gulf War Era Veterans.
For more information on CSP 585, please contact Kristina Felder at 919-286-0411 ext. 7379 or Kristina.Felder@va.gov.
Gulf War Era Cohort
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||CSP # 585 - Pilot Study: Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository|
- The topics that will be measured by the survey are military service, lifestyle behaviors, physical and mental health, and family (including family health). [ Time Frame: 4 years ]Blood specimens and the research database will be made available for a wide range of future genomic and genetic studies, biologic and immunologic research, and epidemiological, clinical, and health services research.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||September 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Gulf War Era Veterans
All Veterans who served in the uniformed services during 1990-1991 who signed consent forms, completed a survey, and provided a blood sample are included in the cohort.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01803854
|United States, North Carolina|
|Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|Study Chair:||Dawn Provenzale, MD MS||Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC|