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Health problems among chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries
B. Mousavi *1, Z. Ganjparvar, M. Soroush, S. Vadieh
1- , bmousavi@jmerc.ac.ir
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 Health issues on chemical exposure and chronic, multi-symptom health problems have been a concern for nearly two decades. In this study the health related problems in Iranian chemical warfare survivors with severe ophthalmologic complications were surveyed. Data were collected from 149 survivors using a questionnaire. About half of the cases 49.7% (n=75) had other war related injuries. The average time of hospitalization during the preceeding year of study was 1.5 (SD=1.7). The most health related problems reported by the survivors in order of importance were included: 1)Co morbidity 69.7% (n=104) 2) Drug 69.1% (n=103) and 3) rehabilitation problem s 54.3% (n=81) . The most common co morbity was related psychological problems, and lack of drug was considered the most important problem regarding the drug problems.

Keywords: Veteran, Eye, Mustard gas, Health problems, iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Veteran’s Health
Received: 2008/11/23 | Accepted: 2014/06/24 | Published: 2014/06/24
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Mousavi B, ganjparvar Z, Soroush M, vadieh S. Health problems among chemical warfare survivors with ophthalmologic injuries. Iran J War Public Health. 2009; 1 (2) :36-47
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