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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
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
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Citation: Clin J Pain. 2012 Feb;28(2):163-7. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318223d951. Link to article on publisher's site
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Keywords
  • musculoskeletal pain,
  • veterans,
  • women's health
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/