Brazilian Army Nurses’ Uniforms: Visual Identity in World War II

Research Paper Title The Brazilian Army nurses’ uniforms: visual identity in World War II. Background To analyse the symbolic effects of the official military uniform of the nurses from the Brazilian Army in World War II. Methods This research was developed using the historical method, with iconographic sources. The data were discussed based on the… Read More

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What is the Prevalence of Lower Limb MSK Injuries in Brazilian Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and a proposal for neuromuscular training to prevent lower limb injuries in Brazilian Army soldiers: an observational study. Background The activities carried out by soldiers in the army involve great physical demands and require intense training to perform combat-specific tasks. MSK injury is a potential threat to… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Brazilian Merchant Navy Cadets?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Brazilian Merchant Navy Cadets: Differences Between Sexes and School Years. Background Musculoskeletal disorders are common among military personnel, especially during the initial basic training period. Prior studies have reported the prevalence rate of overall musculoskeletal symptoms or injuries in different military population and nationalities, especially from North… Read More

The Epidemiology of Acne Vulgaris in Brazilian Army Conscripts

Research Paper Title Epidemiology of Acne Vulgaris in 18-Year-Old Male Army Conscripts in a South Brazilian City. Background Prevalence of acne varies worldwide. Several factors (age, skin colour, body fat, diet, and smoking) have been investigated as risk factors. A total of 2,201 18-year-old males living in Pelotas, South Brazil, were evaluated in order to… Read More

Brazil’s Armed Forces: National Defence vs Law Enforcement Duties

“Without external threats to repel, the world’s 15th-biggest standing army is turning into a de facto police force Few places illustrate the modern role of the Brazilian army better than Tabatinga, a city of 62,000 on the shared border point between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The frontier, protected by Amazon rainforest, has not budged since the Portuguese built a now-ruined fort… Read More

What is the Effect of Whole Body Vibration on the Handgrip Strength of Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Effects of Whole Body Vibration Intervention on Handgrip Strength of Brazilian Healthy Soldiers. Background Whole body vibration (WBV) exercises have been investigated as an alternative and complementary method to traditional resistance programs for fitness improvements in healthy subjects. Active militaries must have a high fitness level and have to improve some physical… Read More

Developing an Anthropometric Database of Brazilian Air Force Pilots

Research Paper Title Anthropometry of Brazilian Air Force pilots. Background Anthropometric data are essential for the design of military equipment including sizing of aircraft cockpits and personal gear. Currently, there are no anthropometric databases specific to Brazilian military personnel. The aim of this study was to create a Brazilian anthropometric database of Air Force pilots.… Read More