Women Veterans in the Women's Health Initiative: Diseases and Conditions
Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
Kristen Gray, PhD, MS
Joanne LaFleur, PharmD, MSPH
Kushang Patel, PhD, MPH
Seminar date: 2/29/2016
Description: This Cyberseminar is the third of a five-part series presenting the results from the Women's Health Initiative.
This Cyberseminar will address the following:
1) Comorbid chronic conditions and physical function in women with diabetes: Does Veteran status matter when comparing older women with diabetes and chronic conditions that impact physical functioning?
2) Fracture rates and bone density among postmenopausal women from the WHI: Is osteoporosis a greater concern in women Veterans versus non-Veterans?
3) Association of Pain with Functional Outcomes, Fatigue, and Sleep Quality among Veterans and non-Veterans: Do prevalence and longitudinal effects of pain differ between Veteran and non-Veteran women?
4) Differences in Active and Passive Smoking Exposures and Lung Cancer Incidence between Veterans and non-Veterans in the Women’s Health Initiative: Do women Veterans have higher rates of both active and passive tobacco exposure than their civilian counterparts and therefore a higher risk for lung cancer?
Intended audience: Researchers, clinicians, and others interested in the health of older women.