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Compare the Medical Conditions of Gulf War Veterans to Non-Deployed Veterans

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00032461
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 22, 2002
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2009
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
Primary Hypothesis: Gulf War veterans will have an equal prevalence or mean level of the following medical and psychological conditions frequently reported in the literature compared to a control group of nondeployed veterans: (1) chronic fatigue syndrome, (2) fibromyalgia, (3) post-traumatic stress disorder, (4) neurologic abnormalities, including peripheral neuropathy and cognitive dysfunction, and (5) general health status.

Condition or disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Neurologic Abnormalities General Health Status

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 2000 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and Their Families - Phase III Physical Examinations
Study Start Date : November 1998
Study Completion Date : April 2001

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Gulf War (GW) veterans and their spouses and children and Gulf War era nondeployed veterans and their spouses and children.

Publications of Results:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00032461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 458
First Posted: March 22, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: March 2007
Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
chronic fatigue syndrome
post-traumatic stress disorder
neurologic abnormalities
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Nervous System Malformations
Congenital Abnormalities
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Signs and Symptoms
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Virus Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases