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COMMITTEE ON DEFENSE WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
Charles Howard Candler Professor,
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Women's Health Program, American Social Health Association, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
CONNIE L. BEST,
Associate Professor and
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
ELSWORTH R. BUSKIRK,
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
LLOYD C. ELAM,*
Department of Psychiatry, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
ANTHONY C. HACKNEY,
Department of Physical Education, Exercise, and Sport Science and Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
GARY D.V. HANKINS,
Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas
JESSE J. HARRIS,
School of Social Work, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
EUGENE A. HILDRETH,*
Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pennsylvania
MARIE-LOUISE T. JOHNSON,*
Clinical Professor of Dermatology,
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
LOVELL A. JONES,
Experimental Gynecology-Endocrinology, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
WILLIAM J. JUSKO,
Professor of Pharmaceutics,
School of Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
MINDY S. KURZER,
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
JUDITH H. LAROSA,
Professor of Public Health,
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
ROSEANN M. LYLE,
Associate Professor of Health Promotion,
Department of Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
CHARLOTTE F. SANBORN,
Center for Research on Women's Health, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
SUSAN M. WATKINS,
Department of Textiles and Apparel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
ALLISON A. YATES,
CAROL W. SUITOR,
FREDERICK J. MANNING,
Senior Program Officer
PAUL R. THOMAS,
Senior Program Officer
CATHY T. LIVERMAN,
CAROLYN E. PETERS,
LAURA A. COLOSI,
THOMAS J. WETTERHAN,
PATRICIA A. TAKACH,
GAIL E. SPEARS,
JAMAINE L. TINKER,
*Member, Institute of Medicine
This set of bibliographies was prepared to accompany the report Recommendations for Research on the Health of Military Women (Institute of Medicine, 1995).1 That report is based on a study conducted by the Committee on Defense Women's Health Research of the Institute of Medicine on behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (the Command), which manages the Defense Women's Health Research Program (DWHRP).
DWHRP was established in FY 1994 to support research aimed at addressing the health-related needs of military women. Congress provided $40 million to the Department of Defense (DoD) in both FY 1994 and FY 1995, with the promise of additional funding in subsequent years, for intramural and extramural research relevant to the goals of the DWHRP. Those goals relate to mission readiness, deployment, and training.
The Command asked the Institute of Medicine for guidance on the use of appropriations for DWHRP. Particular attention was to be directed toward such topics as psychological stressors, physiological stressors, nutritional status, occupational safety issues, design of equipment and clothing, and special health care needs—all as related to servicewomen in training or deployment situations.
The Institute of Medicine appointed a 19-member committee (1) to identify gaps and strengths in past and current research relating to the health and performance of military women, and (2) to provide guidance on establishing research funding priorities. With guidance from the committee, the study staff conducted an extensive search of relevant studies from the published literature and from government reports of currently funded research. The committee reviewed the extensive bibliographies with available abstracts and used a deliberative process and collective expert opinion to develop its recommendations.
The broad scope of the searching resulted in retrieval of more than 5,700 citations of published works and 2,600 citations for current research. Citations that were obviously not relevant to the study were deleted by project staff. At the conclusion of the study, the database covering published works contained more than 2,100 references to relevant research on women's health, and the database covering current research contained more than 1,100 references. This volume lists those references.
Chapter 1 outlines the search terms and online databases used to locate relevant articles and studies. Chapter 2 is divided into two parts. Part A includes references to published literature from the civilian databases, and Part B includes references obtained through the Defense Technical Information Center's Defense Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Online System (DROLS). Chapter 3 is also divided into two parts. Part A provides a listing of relevant research in progress, excluding that funded by the Defense Women's Health
For ordering information about the report itself and about the published and electronic versions of this book of bibliographies, see the verso title page of this book.
For both published and current research, citations were generally omitted if they covered health care problems that make servicewomen ineligible for deployment. Examples include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, myocardial infarction, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and diabetes mellitus. Many studies that dealt with the prevention of chronic diseases were included because of their relevance to the long-term health of military women.
It is hoped that potential investigators, current investigators, and Armed Forces practitioners will benefit from these bibliographies. Because of the large number of databases searched, these listings include studies that might be missed by routine searching and that might provide leads for other searches. The topical bibliographic listings provide a convenient starting point for a targeted, critical review of the literature. The topical listings of current research can stimulate communication among investigators with related interests. Review of the combination of published works and work in progress can suggest further aspects of research that have been ignored or require more attention. The electronic version of Recommendations for Research on the Health of Military Women: Bibliographies provides great flexibility in use of the references.
Institute of Medicine. Recommendations for Research on the Health of Military Women. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1995. (To order an electronic or published copy, see the verso title page.)
Information about extramural research awards was not public when Recommendations for Research on the Health of Military Women: Bibliographies went to press.