Trauma Outcomes and UroGenital Health in OEF/OIF (TOUGH) Survey
Thank you for joining us in this important research project. The goals of the TOUGH project are to better understand the injuries you had to the genital or urinary areas of your body. We refer to these injuries as GU injuries, and are defined as any injury or trauma relating to the genital and urinary organs, more specifically, the genital (penis, scrotum, vagina, vulva), urinary (urethra, bladder, ureter, kidney), and/or reproductive system (testicle, sperm duct, seminal vesicles, prostate, cervix, uterus, fallopian tube, ovary).
We obtained your name from the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR). The DoDTR is the place where the DoD keeps track of SMs injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The information you provide will assist in developing programs that will help improve healthcare that is provided to Veterans like you. This survey is voluntary and your answers will be kept confidential. We value your honesty and greatly appreciate your participation.