Psychological Screening Procedures for Deploying U.S. Forces

U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe, Heidelberg, Germany.
Military medicine (Impact Factor: 0.77). 08/2005; 170(7):555-62. DOI: 10.7205/MILMED.170.7.555
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This study examined the validity of psychological measures used in screening for the U.S. Army with 885 soldiers before a 6-month peacekeeping rotation in Kosovo. Content validity and construct validity were assessed by evaluating the clinical domains, comparing clinician assessments of functioning, and assessing risk factors for screening positive. Construct validity and content validity were demonstrated. Risks, benefits, and future directions of the Army's psychological screening research program are discussed.

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