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Medically evaluated psychological and physical health of Australian Gulf War veterans with chronic fatigue.
J Psychosom Res. 2006 Jun; 60(6):575-84.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study was to evaluate fatigue in Australian Gulf War veterans and a military comparison group according to the 1994 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) definition and investigate the relation with exposures.

METHODS

Comprehensive medical, psychological and reported exposure assessments of 1,456 veterans and 1,588 comparison group in a cross-sectional study.

RESULTS

More Gulf War veterans had fatigue at all levels than did the military comparison group. The findings may be at least partly explained as an "active-deployment effect." The odds ratios increased with increasing clinical evaluation of the nature of the fatigue, even after adjustment for current psychiatric disorders in addition to other possible confounding factors.

CONCLUSION

Medically unexplained chronic fatigue was more common, but not more disabling, in veterans than in the comparison group, but veterans with unexplained chronic fatigue had poorer health than veterans without. Within both populations, CFS is uncommon and at a similar level to the general community.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. helen.kelsall@med.monash.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16731232

Citation

Kelsall, Helen, et al. "Medically Evaluated Psychological and Physical Health of Australian Gulf War Veterans With Chronic Fatigue." Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 60, no. 6, 2006, pp. 575-84.
Kelsall H, Sim M, McKenzie D, et al. Medically evaluated psychological and physical health of Australian Gulf War veterans with chronic fatigue. J Psychosom Res. 2006;60(6):575-84.
Kelsall, H., Sim, M., McKenzie, D., Forbes, A., Leder, K., Glass, D., Ikin, J., & McFarlane, A. (2006). Medically evaluated psychological and physical health of Australian Gulf War veterans with chronic fatigue. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60(6), 575-84.
Kelsall H, et al. Medically Evaluated Psychological and Physical Health of Australian Gulf War Veterans With Chronic Fatigue. J Psychosom Res. 2006;60(6):575-84. PubMed PMID: 16731232.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Medically evaluated psychological and physical health of Australian Gulf War veterans with chronic fatigue. AU - Kelsall,Helen, AU - Sim,Malcolm, AU - McKenzie,Dean, AU - Forbes,Andrew, AU - Leder,Karin, AU - Glass,Deborah, AU - Ikin,Jillian, AU - McFarlane,Alexander, PY - 2005/12/19/received PY - 2006/5/30/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2006/5/30/entrez SP - 575 EP - 84 JF - Journal of psychosomatic research JO - J Psychosom Res VL - 60 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate fatigue in Australian Gulf War veterans and a military comparison group according to the 1994 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) definition and investigate the relation with exposures. METHODS: Comprehensive medical, psychological and reported exposure assessments of 1,456 veterans and 1,588 comparison group in a cross-sectional study. RESULTS: More Gulf War veterans had fatigue at all levels than did the military comparison group. The findings may be at least partly explained as an "active-deployment effect." The odds ratios increased with increasing clinical evaluation of the nature of the fatigue, even after adjustment for current psychiatric disorders in addition to other possible confounding factors. CONCLUSION: Medically unexplained chronic fatigue was more common, but not more disabling, in veterans than in the comparison group, but veterans with unexplained chronic fatigue had poorer health than veterans without. Within both populations, CFS is uncommon and at a similar level to the general community. SN - 0022-3999 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16731232/Medically_evaluated_psychological_and_physical_health_of_Australian_Gulf_War_veterans_with_chronic_fatigue_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -