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dc.contributor.advisorShattuck, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorHowland, Jennifer P.
dc.dateSep-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T18:22:22Z
dc.date.available2015-11-06T18:22:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47275
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractPost-deployment mental health (PDMH) diagnoses have increased in the military community since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. To date, only one study has focused on the United States Air Force (USAF) medical community. In 2014, the USAF Surgeon General requested additional research on the entire USAF medical community to explore the assumption that continuous exposure to combat wounds increases the medical community’s risk of having certain mental health conditions. In support of the 711th Human Performance Wing, this study aims to analyze the PDMH of the Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) community. This study found that (1) the AE population had a lower diagnosis rate than the non-AE population, (2) lower experience levels did not contribute to an increased diagnosis rate, (3) the diagnosis rate was not dependent on number of deployments completed, (4) the diagnosis rate for both female and male AE crewmembers was essentially the same, (5) of participants with a pre-existing condition, only 10% more sought medical attention for more mental health conditions post-deployment than they did pre-deployment, and (6) participants diagnosed with a PDMH condition had a higher Holmes-Rahe Life Stress score than their undiagnosed counterparts.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/deploymentrelate1094547275
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDeployment related risk of incident mental health conditions among aeromedical evacuation crewmembersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKennedy, Meghan
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Researchen_US
dc.subject.authorAeromedical Evacuationen_US
dc.subject.authorpost-deployment mental healthen_US
dc.subject.authorflight nurseen_US
dc.subject.authoraeromedical evacuation techniciansen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Human Systems Integrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineHuman Systems Integrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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