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Protocol - Veteran Status

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Protocol Name from Source:

Million Veteran Program (MVP) Lifestyle Survey

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

This protocol includes 1 self-administered question adapted from the Million Veteran Program (MVP) Baseline Survey.

Protocol:

  1. Have you ever served in the U.S. Military?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

The following question regarding veteran status from the Million Veteran Program (MVP) Lifestyle Survey is also included in the PhenX measure Military Service Demographics, which can be found in the Post-traumatic Stress Psychopathology (including PTSD) Specialty collection. Therefore, selecting these two protocols together will result in a duplicated item.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

August 30, 2016

Definition

A question that assesses whether the participant has served in the military.

Purpose

The U.S. military is the largest employer of young men (and increasingly, young women) in the United States. Military service is associated with increased exposure to events that can lead to physical and psychological health problems, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), suicidal behavior, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.

Selection Rationale

Determining veteran status adds to the selection of demographic variables that may influence risk factors associated with use of tobacco-related products. This new measure recommended by the Tobacco Regulatory Research Panel is derived from the Military Service Demographics measure in the Mental Health Research Collection, Post-traumatic Stress Psychopathology (including PTSD) Specialty Collection.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Person Military Service Performed Indicator5431853CDE Browser

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Department of Veterans Affairs, Million Veteran Program (MVP) Lifestyle Survey (question 36)

General References

None

Protocol ID:

770301

Variables:

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