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Table 3 Health domains surveyed by major studies of U.S. veterans of the first Gulf War

From: An assessment of survey measures used across key epidemiologic studies of United States Gulf War I Era Veterans

Domain Devens Cohort Study New Orleans VA Registry Nat’l Health Survey DoD Registry PA & HI Iowa Seabees OR & WA Air Nat’l Guard Kansas I Kansas II Millennium Cohort Military Health Survey
Medical history and clinical diagnoses X, XS XS X, XS X X   X, XS X, XS X X X X X X
Symptoms X, XS X, XS X, XS X X X X X, XS X X X X X X
Functional and health status X, XS XS X, XS X, XS    X X XS XS X X X X
Fatigue, CFS, fibromyalgia, MCS, MSI X, XS   XS X, XS   X X X, XS XS XS X X X, XS X
PTSD X, XS X, XS XS X, XS Xs X X, XS X, XS XS XS X X X X
Clinical evaluation and validation Xs   X, XS XS X   X, XS XS X, XS XS   X X XS
Family and social support X XS      XS        
Intelligence XS XS   XS    XS        
Personality X XS XS            
Psychiatric status X, XS X, XS XS XS XS X X XS XS     X X
Depression   X, XS   X, XS XS   X   XS XS    X X
Anxiety   X, XS   XS    X   XS     X X
Memory XS XS   XS    XS   XS      X
Executive function XS XS XS XS    X, XS X XS      
Psychomotor function XS XS   XS    XS XS   XS     
Quality of life     XS          X  
References [3, 7, 25, 26, 3943] [3, 8, 42, 4447] [9, 24, 4852] [10, 29, 5356] [30, 57] [17, 58, 59] [2, 60, 61] [12, 31] [32, 62, 63] [4] [1] [14] [34, 64, 65]a [16, 35]
  1. Abbreviations: CFS chronic fatigue syndrome, DoD Department of Defense, HI Hawaii, MCS multiple chemical sensitivity, MSI multisymptom illness, OR Oregon, PA Pennsylvania, PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder, VA Department of Veterans Affairs, WA Washington.
  2. Note: subscripted “S” designates that some data for that domain are only available for a subset of the study sample.
  3. a Additional reference: personal communication by Dr. Nancy Crum-Cianflone of the Naval Health Research Center.