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The health of Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: factor analysis of self-reported symptoms

Forbes, A B; McKenzie, D P; Mackinnon, A J; Kelsall, H L; McFarlane, A C; Ikin, J F; Glass, D C; Sim, M R


BACKGROUND A recent report showed that Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War displayed a greater prevalence of a multitude of self-reported symptoms than a randomly sampled comparison group of military personnel who were eligible for deployment but were not deployed to the Gulf. AIMS To investigate whether the pattern, rather than frequency, of symptom reporting in these Australian Gulf War veterans differed from that of the comparison group personnel. METHODS Factor analysis was used to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
DOI: 10.1136/oem.2003.011791


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