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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.

Search results were generated based on the search term "Women Veterans". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.

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Citations

(5 of more than 579 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)

  • Yano EM. Women Veterans' Research and Interventions to Improve Care: Briefing before the Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA-26th); 2019 Mar 1; Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Klap R, Darling JE, Hamilton AB, Rose DE, Dyer K, Canelo I, Haskell S, Yano EM. Prevalence of Stranger Harassment of Women Veterans at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Impacts on Delayed and Missed Care. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 2019 Jan 24.
  • Yu B, Montgomery AE, True G, Cusack M, Sorrentino A, Chhabra M, Dichter ME. The intersection of interpersonal violence and housing instability: Perspectives from women veterans. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 2018 Dec 31.
  • Yano EM. Advances in VA Women Veterans' Research: Briefing before the Advisory Committee for Women Veterans; 2018 Dec 19; North Hills, CA.
  • Clark CC, Long JA, Fine MJ. Reproductive health for women Veterans [CHERP Bulletin]. VeteransHealth@public.govdelivery.com]; 2018 Nov 29. Available from: https://www.cherp.research.va.gov/CHERP/features/Reproductive_health_for_women_Veterans.asp.

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 61 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)

  • Women Veterans Who Report Stranger Harassment on VA Grounds More Likely to Delay or Miss Healthcare
    This study examined the prevalence of self-reported harassment among women Veterans who use VA healthcare. Findings showed that one in four women Veterans reported inappropriate and/or unwanted comments or behavior by male Veterans on VA grounds. Eight percent said that this usually or always took place at VA. Negative interactions included sexual/derogatory comments and questions about the women’...
    Date: January 24, 2019
  • Women Veterans with Pain More Likely to Use Complementary and Integrative Therapies
    This study sought to examine complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapy use by gender among Veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain, and variations in gender differences by race/ethnicity and age. Findings showed that of Veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain, more women than men used CIH therapies (36% vs. 26%). Black women, regardless of age, were least likely to use CIH therapies...
    Date: September 1, 2018
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 40 WOMEN VETERANS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
PPO 17-276 Identifying Novel Opportunities for Suicide Prevention among Women Veterans using Reproductive Health Care Services Hoffmire, Claire 2018-10-01
PPO 18-112 Addressing Gender-Based Harassment of Women Veterans at VA Facilities Klap, Ruth 2018-10-01
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

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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)
1/8/2019 How Can Peer Support Promote Cardiovascular Health Behaviors Among Women Veterans? Oddone, Eugene  
Oddone, Eugene  
Goldstein, Karen  
Goldstein, Karen  
11/15/2018 Women’s Enhanced Recruitment Process (WERP): Experience from CSP #591 Pomernacki, Alyssa  
Schnurr, Paula  
Frayne, Susan  
6/13/2018 Head Injury and PTSD in Veteran and Civilian Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Screening and Intervention Galovski, Tara  
Galovski, Tara  
Iverson, Kate  
Iverson, Kate  
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  

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