How Well Are We Measuring Military Mental Health?

Publisher: Military Medicine, vol. 182, no. 1
Jan 01, 2017
Margaret C. Wilmoth, Lareina N. La Flair, Melissa Azur, Bonnie L. Norton, Matthew Sweeney, and Thomas V. Williams
This article discusses two common methodological challenges in efforts to accurately estimate the prevalence of military mental health conditions: (1) problems with measures used to assess psychological functioning and prevalence of mental health conditions in military populations and (2) the use of nonprobability-based sampling methods. Informed by these challenges, we suggest several strategies for improving measures of military mental health.