Michelle A. Mengeling

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PURPOSE To determine whether the type or frequency of intentional violence experiences among women during military service influences health status or healthcare utilization. Differences in utilization and health status were also examined while controlling for life span violence exposures and important patient characteristic confounders. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE Subtle neuropsychological deficits have been found in some children with type 1 diabetes. However, these data have been inconsistent, and it is not clear what the impact of these deficits might be on the learning of children with diabetes over time. The purpose of this study was to determine whether type 1 diabetes significantly interferes with(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine academic achievement in children with diabetes and to identify predictors of achievement. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Participants were 244 children, ages 8-18 years, with type 1 diabetes. Measures included school-administered standardized achievement tests (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development(More)
The association of rape history and sexual partnership with alcohol and drug use consequences in women veterans is unknown. Midwestern women veterans (N = 1,004) completed a retrospective telephone interview assessing demographics, rape history, substance abuse and dependence, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One third met lifetime(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether current physical health status in female veterans is associated with rape during military service and same-sex partnership. METHODS Retrospective computer-assisted telephone interviews of 1004 Midwestern US female veterans identified from Veterans Affairs electronic records were conducted. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of women veterans' health needs and preferences and their care environment have been identified as a priority research need by the national Veterans Affairs (VA) Women's Health research agenda. Our objective was to identify women veterans' health care preferences and perceptions associated with sole or dual VA health care use. (More)
Genetic discrimination-defined as the denial of rights, privileges, or opportunities or other adverse treatment based solely on genetic information (including family history)-is an important concern to patients, healthcare professionals, lawmakers, and family members at risk for carrying a deleterious gene. Data from the United States, Canada, and Australia(More)
We examine lifetime eating disorders (EDOs) and associations with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sexual trauma during various stages of the life course (childhood, during military service, and lifetime) among women veterans. The sample included 1,004 women aged 20 to 52 years who had enrolled at 2 Midwestern Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the reproductive health of military women. This study sought to determine women Veterans' competing risk factors, including life span sexual assault (LSA) exposures, associated with recent and lifetime cervical cytologic abnormalities. METHODS This cross-sectional study of a retrospective cohort of 999 Midwestern Veterans(More)
Genetic discrimination may be experienced in the day-to-day lives of people at risk for Huntington disease (HD), encompassing occurrences in the workplace, when seeking insurance, within social relationships, and during other daily encounters. At-risk individuals who have tested either positive or negative for the genetic expansion that causes HD, as well(More)