Is There a Link between Childhood Trauma & the Impact of Deployment on the Development of Mental Disorder in Military Males?

Research Paper Title Childhood trauma and the impact of deployment on the development of mental disorder in military males. Background Childhood adversity is associated with mental disorder following military deployment. However, it is unclear how different childhood trauma profiles relate to developing a post-deployment disorder. The researchers investigated childhood trauma prospectively in determining new post-deployment… Read More

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Can You Predict Ground Reaction Force from a Hip-Borne Accelerometer during Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Predicting Ground Reaction Force from a Hip-Borne Accelerometer during Load Carriage. Background Ground reaction forces (GRF) during load carriage differ from unloaded walking. Methods to quantify peak vertical GRF (pGRFvert) of Soldiers walking with loads outside of a laboratory are needed to study GRF during operationally relevant tasks. Therefore, the purpose of… Read More

Linking Deployment, Military Sexual Trauma & Alcohol Problems

Research Paper Title Deployment-Related Military Sexual Trauma Predicts Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Problems Among Male Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. Background Military sexual trauma (MST) is associated with a range of deleterious mental and physical health consequences; however, far less attention has been paid to the associations between MST and negative health behaviors, such as… Read More

Comparing the Personality Traits & Perception of Müller-Lyer Illusion in Male Chinese Military Soldiers & University Students

Research Paper Title Personality Traits and Perception of Müller-Lyer Illusion in Male Chinese Military Soldiers and University Students. Background In military personnel, performance such as gun-shooting precision relies on factors such as the ability to resist visual illusion, and this misperception of visual stimulus might be linked with sensation seeking related personality. Methods The researchers… Read More

What is the Incidence of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in the US Armed Forces, 2012-2016

Research Paper Title Update: Exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016. Abstract Among active component service members in 2016, there were 525 incident diagnoses of rhabdomyolysis likely due to physical exertion and/or heat stress (“exertional rhabdomyolysis”). The crude incidence rate in 2016 was 40.7 cases per 100,000 person-years. Annual rates of incident diagnoses of… Read More

What is the Incidence of Exertional Hyponatremia in the US Armed Forces, 2001-2016

Research Paper Title Update: Exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2016. Abstract From 2001 through 2016, there were 1,519 incident diagnoses of exertional hyponatremia among active component service members (incidence rate: 6.9 cases per 100,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The incidence rate in 2016 (6.6 cases per 100,000 p-yrs) represented a decrease of 23.3% from 2015.… Read More

Norwegian Peacekeepers: Disease-related Mortality & Deployment to Lebanon

Research Paper Title Disease-related mortality among 21,609 Norwegian male military peacekeepers deployed to Lebanon between 1978 and 1998. Background The researchers study assessed disease-related mortality among Norwegian male military peacekeepers deployed to Lebanon during 1978-1998. Methods A total of 21,609 peacekeepers were followed from start of deployment through 2013. Standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated… Read More