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Major traumatic limb loss among women veterans and servicemembers

Jodie G. Katon, PhD; Gayle E. Reiber, PhD

Figure 1. Survey enrollment for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) survey participants with trau-matic limb loss.

One of the top priorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs is the provision of care for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans. Women veterans are the fastest growing group of new VA healthcare users, and little is known regarding the health and healthcare needs of women veterans with traumatic limb loss. This study examined the presence of physical and mental health conditions among women Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans and servicemembers who experienced major limb loss (amputation). Compared with men, women reported more migraine headaches, but reported similar frequency of all other physical and mental health conditions.

Volume 50 Number 2, 2013
   Pages 173 — 182


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Katon JG, Reiber GE. Major traumatic limb loss among women veterans and servicemembers. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(2):173–82.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.01.0007
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