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Prevalence of painful musculoskeletal conditions in female and male veterans in 7 years after return from deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom
Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications
  • Sally Haskell, Yale University
  • Yuming Ning, Yale University
  • Erin Krebs, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Joseph Goulet, Yale University
  • Kristin M Mattocks, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
  • Robert Kerns, Yale University
  • Cynthia Brandt, Yale University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Publication Date
2-1-2012
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Adult; *Afghan Campaign 2001-; Arthralgia; Female; Humans; *Iraq War, 2003-2011; Male; Prevalence; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Sex Distribution; United States; Veterans
Abstract

BACKGROUND: We sought to describe sex differences in the prevalence of painful musculoskeletal conditions in men and women Veterans after deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) (OEF-OIF). METHODS: This is an observational study using Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative and clinical databases of OEF-OIF Veterans who had enrolled in and used VA care. The prevalence of back problems, musculoskeletal conditions, and joint disorders was determined at years 1 through 7 after deployment for female and male Veterans using ICD-9 code groupings for these conditions. RESULTS: Female Veterans were younger (mean age 29 vs. 30, P

Keywords
  • musculoskeletal pain,
  • veterans,
  • women's health
DOI of Published Version
10.1097/AJP.0b013e318223d951
Source
Clin J Pain. 2012 Feb;28(2):163-7. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318223d951. Link to article on publisher's site
Related Resources
Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
21677563
Citation Information
Sally Haskell, Yuming Ning, Erin Krebs, Joseph Goulet, et al.. "Prevalence of painful musculoskeletal conditions in female and male veterans in 7 years after return from deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom" Vol. 28 Iss. 2 (2012) ISSN: 0749-8047 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristin_mattocks/29/