Added: March 15, 2014 – Last updated: June 20, 2015

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Authors: Maureen Murdoch, Melissa A. Polusny, Amy Street, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Ann Bangerter, Alisha B. Simon, Joseph Grill, and Emily Voller

Title: Sexual Assault During the Time of Gulf War I

Subtitle: A Cross-Sectional Survey of U.S. Service Men Who Later Applied for Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Disability Benefits

Journal: Military Medicine

Volume: 179

Issue: 3

Year: March 2014

Pages: 285-293

ISSN: 0026-4075 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1930-613X – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Victims: Men



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Authors:

Maureen Murdoch, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Siamak Noorbaloochi, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Melissa A. Polusny, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Amy Street, PTSD: National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Abstract: »Objectives: To estimate the cumulative incidence of sexual assault during the time of Gulf War I among male Gulf War I Veterans who later applied for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) post-traumatic stress disorder disability benefits and to identify potential risk and protective factors for sexual assault within the population. Method: Mailed, national, cross-sectional survey supplemented with VA administrative and clinical data. Results: Of 2,415 Veterans sampled, 1,700 (70%) responded. After adjusting for nonignorable missing data, the cumulative incidence of sexual assault during Gulf War I in this population ranged from 18% [95% confidence intervals (CI): 5.0%–51.9%] to 21% (95% CI: 20.0–22.0). Deployment was not associated with sexual assault [Odds Ratio (OR), 0.96; 95% CI: 0.75–1.23], but combat exposure was (OR, 1.80; 95% CI: 1.52–2.10). Other correlates of sexual assault within the population included working in a unit with greater tolerance of sexual harassment (OR, 1.80; 95% CI: 1.52–2.10) and being exposed to more sexual identity challenges (OR, 1.76; 95% CI: 1.55–2.00). Conclusions: The 9-month cumulative incidence of sexual assault in this particular population exceeded the lifetime cumulative incidence of sexual assault in U.S. civilian women. Although Persian Gulf deployment was not associated with sexual assault in this population, combat exposure was.« (Source: Military Medicine)

Contents:

  Abstract (p. 285)
  Introduction (p. 285)
  Materials and Methods (p. 286)
    Protocol (p. 286)
    Setting and Population (p. 286)
    Measures (p. 286)
      Main Outcome (p. 286)
    Potential Correlates (p. 286)
      Military Contextual Factors (p. 286)
      Individual Factors (p. 286)
    Supplemental Data (p. 287)
      MST Screening Results (p. 287)
    Analysis (p. 287)
    Nonresponse Bias (p. 287)
  Results (p. 287)
    Descriptive Statistics (p. 287)
    Population-Specific Estimates of Sexual Assault During Gulf War I (p. 289)
    Population-Specific Correlates (p. 289)
  Discussion (p. 289)
  Acknowledgments (p. 292)
  References (p. 292)

Wikipedia: Military sexual trauma: Sexual assault in the United States military