Is Telerehabilitation Useful for Servicemebers & Veterans?

Research Paper Title Usability Assessment of the Rehabilitation Lower-limb Orthopaedic Assistive Device by Service Members and Veterans With Lower Limb Loss. Background Telehealth is an increasingly common approach to improve healthcare delivery, especially within the Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense (DoD). Telehealth has diminished many challenges to direct access for clinical follow-up; however,… Read More

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Do Active Duty Navy Women Require Aid to Return to Pre-Pregnancy Fitness?

Research Paper Title Postpartum Fitness and Body Mass Index Changes in Active Duty Navy Women. Background Active duty Navy women participate in biannual Physical Fitness Assessments (PFAs), which include height and weight measurements and a Physical Readiness Test (PRT). PFAs are waived during pregnancy and resume the cycle after 6 months following maternity leave. The… Read More

Sleep Disorder Symptoms & PTSD Treatment Outcomes

Research Paper Title Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Background To examine sleep disorder symptom reports at baseline and post-treatment in a sample of active duty US Army Soldiers receiving treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Explore sleep-related predictors of outcomes. Methods… Read More

Linking US Military Personnel, Religion, & PTSD

Research Paper Title Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Background Many studies have linked hope with better mental health and lower risk of suicide. This is especially true in those who have experienced severe physical or emotional trauma. Religious involvement is associated with greater hope. The… Read More

Linking PTSD & Autoimmune Diseases in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of selected autoimmune diseases among US military personnel. Background Increasing evidence suggests a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health. Stress disorders may lead to impairment of the immune system and subsequent autoimmune disease. This study investigated the association between PTSD and risk of selected… Read More

Are Web-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Useful for Clinician’s Treating PTSD?

Research Paper Title Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Intervention to Disseminate Clinical Practice Guidelines for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The PTSD Clinicians Exchange. Background Delivery of best-practice care for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a priority for clinicians working with active duty military personnel and veterans. The PTSD Clinicians Exchange, an Internet-based intervention, was designed… Read More

Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes in Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependants (2008-2018)

Research Paper Title Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes, Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependents, 2008-2018 Background During 2008-2018, a total of 12,582 active component service members received incident diagnoses of any diabetes mellitus (DM), for a crude overall incidence rate of 84.8 per 100,000 person-years. More than four-fifths of incident cases were type… Read More