S146: VD and Malaria (Magazine Questions)
The Theater Surgeon’s Office requested data on this area which would assist in evaluating the educational aspects of the venereal diseases program in the Theater.
a. In consultation with the Venereal Disease Control Officer, questions were asked covering:
- sexual intercourse practices
- V.D. preventive measures
- extent of information on V. D.
- sources from which information was obtained.
b. Malaria: Also at the request of the Theater Surgeon’s Office questions were Included on:
the extent of malaria education
the current status of information on malaria
general attitudes toward malaria
use of personal protective measures and of general protective measures.
a) These data were needed to assist in evaluating the educational aspects of the malaria control program in the Theater. The questions were formulated in consultation with the Malariologist.
c. Morale and Recreation: Several of the standard morale items and questions on the adequacy of recreational facilities were included to serve as controls in the analysis of the V. D. and malaria questions.
d. Questions to the President: At the request of the Theater Political Advisor, the following question was included: “If you could talk to the President of the United States, what are the three most important questions you would like to ask him about?”
Attitudes toward Venereal Diseases
Two Army Stations were visited, one in Bengal, 90 miles from Calcutta; the other in upper Assam, near Chabua.
Types of Samples: a. Special sample of white enlisted men
- Number: 278
- Geographic Coverage: Outfits from both of the Stations visited.
- Special notes: Sample is a cross-section of literate white enlisted men in the outfits in which the study was conducted, but it is not a cross-section of the Theater, The outfits sampled were all of the non-combat, rear-area sort: Air Service Command, Ordnance, and Military Police.
b. Special sample of Negro enlisted Men
- Number: 293
- Geographic coverage: outfits from both of the Stations visited.
- Special notes: Sample is a cross-section of literate Negro enlisted men in the outfits in which the study was conducted but it is not a cross-section of the Theater.
- The outfits sampled were all of the non-combat, rear-area sort: Engineers and Quartermaster trucking companies.
CBI-6 “V.D.”: A Study of Attitudes, Actions, and Knowledge Related to Venereal Disease Among Two Groups of Soldiers in C-B-I
CBI-8 Questions to the President: A Study of Soldier Attitudes in C-B-I
CBI-10 Malaria: A Study of the Attitudes, Related to Malaria Among Two Groups of Soldiers in CBI