Smokeless Tobacco Use in the US Military

Research Paper Title Smokeless Tobacco Use and Related Factors: A Study in the US Military Population. Background The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use in the US military is alarmingly high. The researchers aimed to identify factors related to smokeless tobacco use among active duty service members. Methods Participants (N = 2465) from Fort Bragg Army… Read More

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Is Sleep A Modifiable Behaviour in a Military Populations?

Research Paper Title Self-reported health behaviors, including sleep, correlate with doctor-informed medical conditions: data from the 2011 Health Related Behaviors Survey of U.S. Active Duty Military Personnel. Background Health behaviors and cardiometabolic disease risk factors may differ between military and civilian populations; therefore, in U.S. active duty military personnel, we assessed relationships between demographic characteristics,… Read More

What are the Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt & Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilisation Among Army Active Duty Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt and Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilization Among Army Active Duty Soldiers. Background Little is known about long-term prescription opioid utilisation in the Military Health System. The objectives of this study were to examine predictors of any prescription opioid receipt, and predictors of long-term opioid utilisation among active… Read More

My Full Duty…

“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited… Read More

Identifying Non-Fatal Injury & Polypharmacy Indicators of Risk for Accident Death in US Army Enlisted Soldiers

Research Paper Title Medical-encounter mental health diagnoses, non-fatal injury and polypharmacy indicators of risk for accident death in the US Army enlisted soldiers, 2004-2009. Background Accidents are a leading cause of deaths in US active duty personnel. Understanding accident deaths during wartime could facilitate future operational planning and inform risk prevention efforts. Methods This study… Read More

What is the Impact of Behavioral Health Encounter Dose & Frequency on PTSD Symptoms Among Active Duty Service Members?

Research Paper Title Examining the Impact of Behavioral Health Encounter Dose and Frequency on Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms Among Active Duty Service Members. Background Several factors may influence the standardised delivery and frequency of behavioral health encounters for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active duty military settings, potentially impacting the effectiveness of care. This retrospective analysis… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes & Abnormal Pap Smears Among Women in the US Military Health System?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes and Abnormal Pap Smears Among Women in the Military Health System. Background Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among United States Military Servicemembers, and present in the majority of cervical cancers. Many of these infections are preventable, but HPV immunisation is not… Read More