Critique of Article from "Military Medicine" Analytical Essay by Beth

Critique of Article from "Military Medicine"
This paper uses a professional critique style to evaluate the research reported in the Trump, Brady, and Olsen's article from "Military Medicine": "Self-Rated Health and Subsequent Health Care Use among Military Personnel Returning...".
# 62813 | 2,175 words | 1 source | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2005 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , English (Analysis) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that, although health questionnaires have been used since 1996, little evaluation has been done to determine the usefulness of this information: Trump et al. claim that the United States has endorsed the improvement of health assessments and health surveillance of military members, but there has been some question as to the value of the currently deployment health assessments. The author points out that this study is strengthened by its large sample size and the questionnaire's general assessment of self-rated health, which has been has been widely used as an independent predictor of mortality. The paper states that the limitations of the study include whether or not the items on the questionnaire actually represents information, which leads to increased risk of bad health; the possibility that these questions could be worded to suggest bias and the post-deployment questionnaire has not been widely used.

Table of Contents
Consistency of Hypothesis with Purpose and Problem; Clarity of Variables
Literature review
Target Population and Sample
Method of Analysis and Findings
Discussion, Conclusions and Implications
Implications and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Trump, Brady & Olsen (2004) stated that the purpose of this study "was to describe the self-rated health of military members who completed postdeployment questionnaires upon return from deployments in 1999 and to examine the associations between self-rated health and subsequent health care use and health outcomes in the six-month period after return from deployment." Although the introduction stated that since the Gulf War veteran health has been receiving more attention because of the increase in health problems, I do not see a real point in determining if self-rated health has a correlation to incidences in hospitalization and doctor's visits. I do not believe that this study answers the "so-what" question."

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