Can the Epworth Sleepiness Scale Help to Differentiate Sleep Disorders in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The Epworth Sleepiness Scale in Service Members with Sleep Disorders. Background Excessive daytime sleepiness affects an estimated 20% of the general population. While the prevalence of sleepiness in the military is largely unknown, it is well established that short sleep duration is endemic. The reasons for this include: the demanding nature of… Read More

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The Ethics of using Biomedical Enhancements in the Military

Research Paper Title Bioethics of military performance enhancement. Background Biological interventions to improve performance, such as amphetamines, have a long history of military use, and in the future may include more advanced biotechnologies. This article discusses the ethics of using biomedical enhancements in the military. The article begins by describing the distinction between biomedical enhancements… Read More

Does the The Pandolf Equation Under-predict the Metabolic Rate of Contemporary Military Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title The Pandolf equation under-predicts the metabolic rate of contemporary military load carriage. Background This investigation assessed the accuracy of error of the Pandolf load carriage energy expenditure equation when simulating contemporary military conditions (load distribution, external load and walking speed). This was a within-participant design. Methods Sixteen male participants completed 10 trials… 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

What are the Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship among Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship: Gender Comparison among Military Personnel. Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate how the role of workplace social support and gender affect the relationship between work stress and the physical and mental health of military personnel in Taiwan. The analysis results reveal… Read More

What is the Impact of Tinnitus on Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Impact of Tinnitus on Military Service Members. Background The Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) Study is obtaining longitudinal data to evaluate the effects of noise and other exposures on auditory function in military personnel. A gap in the literature is the lack of studies concerning how active-duty Service members might be… Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia in Military Personnel and Veterans

Research Paper Title Delivering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Military Personnel and Veterans. Abstract Insomnia is commonly reported by military populations, especially those with comorbid mental and physical health conditions. Co-occurring conditions result in an altered presentation of insomnia symptoms, and complicate provision of cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), requiring supplementary assessment or modifications… Read More