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Women's Health

The percentage of women Veterans is expected to increase from 7.7% in 2008 to 14.3% in 2033. Important issues being studied include redesigning primary care service delivery for women, as well as developing screening and treatment strategies for post-deployment health issues affecting women, such as military sexual trauma.

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Citations

(5 of more than 560 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)

  • Yano EM. VA's Research Efforts on Women Veterans. Panelist Briefing at Capitol Hill Lunch and Learn Event on Women Veterans in Response to Women Veterans: The Journey Ahead, a Report from Disabled American Veterans (DAV): Briefing before the Congressional members and staffers, Capitol Hill Visitor Center; 2018 Sep 12; Washington, DC.
  • Giannitrapani KF, Huynh AK, Schweizer CA, Hamilton AB, Hoggatt KJ. Patient-centered substance use disorder treatment for women Veterans. Jornal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health. 2018 Sep 10; 4(1):DOI: 10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0006.
  • Judge-Golden CP, Borrero S, Zhao X, Mor MK, Callegari LS. The Association between Mental Health Disorders and History of Unintended Pregnancy among Women Veterans. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018 Sep 5.
  • Washington DL, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Bruce L. Homelessness Among Women Veterans: An Overview (Part II). Women's Health Monthly Webinar [Cyberseminar]. The Office of Women's Health Services and the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System. 2018 Aug 21.
  • Weiss BJ, Azevedo K, Webb K, Gimeno J, Cloitre M. Telemental Health Delivery of Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) for Rural Women Veterans Who Have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma. Journal of traumatic stress. 2018 Aug 2; 31(4):620-625.

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 59 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)

  • LGBT Women Veterans Report Missing Needed Health Care Due to Concerns about Interacting with Other Veterans
    This study sought to examine LGBT women Veterans’ experiences within the VA healthcare system, and whether their experiences impact use of VA care. Findings showed that the majority of women Veterans reported feeling welcome at their VA. However, fewer LGBT women reported feeling welcome and safe at VA compared with non-LGBT women Veterans. After controlling for demographics, health status, and p...
    Date: July 1, 2018
  • Evaluating Care Coordination Program for Pregnant Veterans
    The VA Maternity Care Coordinator Telephone Care Program (MCC-TCP) was created to support MCCs and includes outlines to guide up to eight calls with Veterans on topics such as VA maternity care benefits, chronic health problems, substance use cessation, and depression and suicide screening. Investigators evaluated the program and assessed its feasibility, as well as facilitators and barriers to it...
    Date: May 23, 2018
  • Most Women Veterans Report Timely Access to Mental Healthcare, Leading to High Satisfaction with VA Care
    This study evaluated access to mental healthcare by assessing women Veterans’ perceptions of the timeliness and quality of care. Findings showed that of the 419 women Veterans in this study cohort, 59% reported "always" getting an appointment for mental healthcare as soon as needed, and another 22% reported “usually” getting an appointment as soon as needed. Two problems were negatively associated...
    Date: April 5, 2018
  • Women Veterans Who Experienced Past-Year Intimate Partner Violence Significantly More Susceptible to Housing Instability
    This study used VA clinical screening data to assess the relationship between recent experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) and housing instability among women Veterans. Findings showed that female Veteran patients who screened positive for past-year IPV had up to four times the odds of experiencing housing instability. Women Veterans who screened positive for past-year IPV were significant...
    Date: April 1, 2018
  • Phone Communication and Care Coordination Associated with Access to Needed Care as Reported by Women Veterans
    This study used a survey of women Veterans to examine associations between key care team functions and patient-rated access to needed care (routine and urgent). Findings showed that overall, 74% of study participants reported usually or always being able to see a provider for routine care, and 68% for urgent care. In addition, 62% of patients gave high ratings of care coordination, and 76% gave hi...
    Date: March 1, 2018

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Studies

( 5 of more than 37 WOMEN VETERANS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 16-244 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Women Veterans Martin, Jennifer 2018-02-01
IIR 16-062 Recovering from Intimate Partner Violence Through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Tailoring and Evaluating a Patient-Centered Counseling Intervention for Women Veterans Iverson, Katherine 2017-10-01
PPO 16-249 Improving Trauma Sensitive Primary Care for Women Veterans with Histories of Sexual Trauma Bergman, Alicia 2017-05-01
IIR 13-081 Patterns and Experiences of VA Maternity Care Coordination for Women Veterans Mattocks, Kristin 2015-05-01
VCA 15-242 Examining VACAA Implementation and Care Coordination for Women Veterans Mattocks, Kristin 2015-04-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Women Veterans" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Women Veterans" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/13/2018 Head Injury and PTSD in Veteran and Civilian Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Screening and Intervention Iverson, Kate  
Iverson, Kate  
Galovski, Tara  
Galovski, Tara  
6/6/2018 Engaging Women Veterans in Research Hamilton, Alison  
Dichter, Melissa  
Chrystal, Joya  
5/22/2018 Implementing Web-Based Interventions at VA: Case Studies in Diabetes Prevention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Women Veterans Brunner, Julian  
Brunner, Julian  
Hamilton, Alison  
Hamilton, Alison  
5/9/2018 Improving Trauma-Sensitive Primary Care for Women Veterans with Histories of Sexual Trauma: Findings from an HSR&D Pilot Project Bergman, Alicia  
Hamilton, Alison  
5/1/2018 Chronic Pain Management in Women Veterans Driscoll, Mary  
Driscoll, Mary  
Kerns, Robert  
Kerns, Robert  

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Videos

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Podcasts

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Other Resources

  • Visit VA's Office of Research & Development's Women's Health Research Program Page.
  • Visit VA's Center for Women Veterans website.
  • Watch the Women's Health video series in which HSR&D investigators discuss various aspects of their research into improving care for women Veterans.

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