Improving the Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Interventions in the South Korean Military

Research Paper Title Strategic Priorities to Improve Effectiveness of Anti-smoking Interventions for the Korean Military: An Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Background As South Korea remains technically at war with the North, higher smoking prevalence in the military might adversely affect the South Korea’s military power and contribute to lifetime smoking in men with… Read More

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An Assessment of Healthiness Among Sri Lankan Army Soldiers

Research Paper Title Assessment of healthiness among long term inhabiting army soldiers in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Background Military personnel, because of the unique nature of their duties, are reluctant to face stressors. Living in hot and humid conditions they frequently suffer dehydration. Methods Army soldiers living in dry zone of Sri Lanka, were… Read More

The UKs Defence People Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The health (physical and mental) and wider well-being of Service personnel people contributes directly to operational capability and, as such, is a high priority. The Chief of Defence People seeks to create the conditions for Service personnel to enjoy a level of health and well-being that maximises the capacity of people for work and this applies… Read More

Smoking & the Risk of Injury in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title The Combined Effect of Cigarette Smoking and Fitness on Injury Risk in Men and Women. Background Prior studies have identified cigarette smoking and low fitness as independent risk factors for injury; however, no studies have evaluated the combined effect of cigarette smoking and fitness on injury risk. The objective of this research… Read More

Linking Smoking & Recovery from Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Research Paper Title The influence of smoking on recovery from subacromial pain syndrome: a cohort from the Military Health System. Background Smoking rates are higher in the military population than in the civilian sector. Smoking is associated with poor prognosis for many musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of… Read More

Does Smoking Impair the Response to a Physical Training Regime?

Research Paper Title Smoking impairs the response to a physical training regime: a study of officer cadets. Abstract One hundred and sixty five officer cadets completed a 6 month physical training programme; 47 (28%) were smokers and 118 (72%) were not. Improvements in fitness were measured by the Army Personal Fitness Assessment (APFA) which scores… Read More

Appreciate Each Breath…

“‘Catch your breath quickly now, while you may,’ he stated. ‘Breath is the least appreciated gift of the gods. None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh to be without it! Appreciate each breath, Rild, as though it were your last – for… Read More