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Protocol - Veteran Status

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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

Protocol Name from Source:

Million Veteran Program (MVP) Lifestyle Survey

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Adults, ages 18 and older

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.

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 Indicator 5431853 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

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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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Veteran Status

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.

Keywords

Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, National Guard, Military Reserves, Active Duty, Veteran, War, Deployment, Million Veteran Program (MVP) Lifestyle Survey