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Study Report

Study Number: QG-024-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National lesbian health care survey, 1984-1985.  [machine-readable data file] / Bradford, Judith B.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8991

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; SAS data definition statements.

Abstract: This survey was stimulated by recognition of the need for accurate normative information about the health and health care needs of lesbians in the United States. The purpose of the survey was to provide comprehensive data regarding health care needs of lesbians, to identify gaps in service, and to make recommendations about training and service provision. Information is available on mental health experiences and concerns, mothering, physical abuses, sexual attacks, experiences with discrimination, substance abuse, and community and social life.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Lesbians in the United States.

SAMPLE: Network or snowball sampling technique was used.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: Winter 1984-1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: Winter 1984-1985

FUNDING AGENCY: Ms. Foundation, the Chicago Resource Center, and the Sophia Fund.


Bradford, Judith B., and Caitlin C. Ryan. ''National Lesbian Health Care Survey: Mental Health Implications.'' Submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 1987. Bjornsen, C., J. Bradford, and C. Ryan. ''Relationships Between Self-Disclosure and Mental Health: Results from a National Lesbian Health Care Study.'' VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE (1988). Bradford, J., and C. Ryan. ''The National Lesbian Health Care Survey: Final Report.'' Washington, DC: National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation, 1988.

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