Research Paper Title The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Cognitive Performance in a Sample of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the year 2000, over 370,000 U.S. active duty service members have been diagnosed with… Read More
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Concussion Symptoms
Research Paper Title Long-Term Correlates of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Postconcussion Symptoms After Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan in the UK Military. Background The researchers assessed whether mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) reported by UK service personnel between 2007 and 2009 was associated with post-concussion symptoms (PCS) 7 to 8 years later. Methods A… Read More
Is there a Long-term Impact on Quality of Life after Repatriation for Diseases or Non-Battle Injuries?
Research Paper Title Repatriation for diseases or non-battle injuries (DNBI): long-term impact on quality of life. Background Throughout history, diseases and non-battle injuries (DNBI) have threatened deployed forces more than battlefield injuries. During the Dutch involvement in Afghanistan, the amount of DNBI that needed medical evacuation out of theatre (60%) exceeded the number of battle… Read More
Should We Promote Leisure-time Physical Activity in Soldiers during Deployments to Maintain Combat Readiness?
Research Paper Title Effects of 6-Month Military Deployment on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Selected Health-Related Biomarkers. Background The purpose was to study the effects of 6-month deployment to Afghanistan on physical performance, anthropometrical, and health-related biochemical parameters in soldiers with sedentary to light physical workload shifts. Methods Twenty-five male soldiers (30 ± 4 years)… Read More
Understanding the Needs of Veterans Seeking Support for Mental Health Difficulties
Research Paper Title Understanding the needs of veterans seeking support for mental health difficulties. Background Since the late 1990s, studies have been conducted in the UK to monitor the health and well-being of military personnel. The bulk of this work has been conducted by researchers at King’s College London, first after the 1991 Gulf War… Read More
Request for Participants in ‘The Advance Study’
The Advance Study is a research programme into the long-term health of military personnel injured in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014. It is looking for new participants. Servicemen or veterans who were under 50 when they deployed are asked to get in touch on 01509 251500 ext 3408. The team wants to hear from those… Read More
Is there a Link between PTSD & Cardiovascular Disease?
Research Paper Title The association between PTSD and cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in male veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts: a systematic review. Background Military personnel with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can experience high levels of mental and physical health co-morbidity, potentially indicating a high level of functional impairment that can impact on both… Read More
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