Following the completion of the Gulf War study, we have been funded to undertake further research on this valuable dataset, including:
Vaccinations and deployment – investigating the risksThis project aims to compare the risks of vaccination using self-reported and recorded vaccination data, and to investigate the risks associated with individual, numbers and combinations of vaccinations. (Funded by DVA).
Temporal relationships between war deployment and subsequent psychological disordersThis project aims to investigate the onset and temporal progression of psychological disorders since the time of the 1991 Gulf War. (Funded by DVA).
Separations from the Royal Australian Navy 1991 – 2001This study investigated the association between health and mental health status, as well as demographic and military service variables, and separation from service in a group of Australian Defence Force personnel. It also investigated patterns of separation over the ten year period between 1991and 2001, including relationships with deployment and the onset of psychiatric disorders. (Funded by Dept of Defence to the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health).
Data mining of three veteran health databases with peacekeeping dataThis study aims to develop a profile of the mental health, health service use and quality of life of Australian Peacekeepers. This analysis was used to provide data for a grant application for a more definitive study of Australian Peacekeepers for submission to the Australian Research Council. (Funded by Dept of Defence to the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health).
Other research proposals have been submitted for:
Interrelationships between psychological and physical health in veterans of the 1991 Gulf WarThis would investigate comorbidity and the relation between psychological and physical health and multiple symptom reporting, including blood test results and other objective measures of physical health.
Further evaluation of the mortality and cancer incidence among the Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study cohort
We have also assisted the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health in developing: