Do Physical & Mental Health Components Contribute to the HRQOL of Rehabilitated Soldiers with Permanent Limb Disabilty?

Research Paper Title Quality of Life and Its Determinants Among Community Re-Integrated Soldiers With Permanent Disabilities Following Traumatic Limb Injuries. Background To assess health-related-quality of life (HRQOL) after the end of war and its associated factors among soldiers with permanent limb disabilities in Sri Lanka. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 rehabilitated and… Read More

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Free Access to National Parks for Disabled US Veterans

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the US Department of the Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service, among others, continues to offer free lifetime access passes to over 400 national parks and 2,000 recreation sites nationwide to any veteran with at least a 10% disability rating. How do I get a Lifetime Pass?… Read More

Understanding How Veterans File Their Disability Claims

Veterans are individuals who have given up most of their freedom and sacrificed all the comforts of home to protect their country. They have given up civilian life, braving themselves in dangerous situations. This gives them the right to collect disability claims if they have a service-related injury or condition. What is a Military Disability?… Read More

What is the Long-term Capacity to Return to Work following Gunshot Injury?

Research Paper Title Occupational outcomes following combat-related gunshot injury: Cohort study. Background The long-term impact of gun violence on physical function and occupational disability remains poorly explored. The researchers sought to examine the effect of combat-related gunshot injury on work capacity within a cohort of military service members and identify clinical characteristics that influence the… Read More

Are IQ & Mental Health Problems Predictors of Future Disability Benefits & Early Mortality for Young (Military) Men?

Research Paper Title IQ and mental health are vital predictors of work drop out and early mortality. Multi-state analyses of Norwegian male conscripts. Background Disability benefits and sick leave benefits represents huge costs in western countries. The pathways and prognostic factors for receiving these benefits seen in recent years are complex and manifold. The researchers… Read More

Body Diagram Scores & Psychosocial Factors to Pain Intensity & Disability in Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain

Research Paper Title Unique Contributions of Body Diagram Scores and Psychosocial Factors to Pain Intensity and Disability in Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain in a Military Primary Care Clinic. Background Body diagrams are often use to document symptom and have also been used as a proxy to assess psychological influence. However, literature on their value for… Read More

At Least 95% of People have at Least One Health Complaint!

The world is sick (apparently), with about 95% of people have at least one health complaint, with a third of us having more than five; so writes the New Scientist based on a report by Theo Vos and colleagues. Becoming better at avoiding early death means we spend longer being susceptible to ill health that… Read More