Linking Sexually Transmitted Diseases & the Predeployment Time Period

Research Paper Title Cross-Sectional Study of Sexual Behaviour, Alcohol Use, and Mental Health Conditions Associated With Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Deploying Shipboard US Military Personnel. Background Limited comprehensive data exist on risk behavior associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI) among ship-assigned US military personnel during the predeployment time period (PDT). This study examined whether sexual… Read More

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What are the Gynaecologic Health Consequences of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection in Military Servicewomen?

Research Paper Title The Gynecologic Health Consequences of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Military Servicewomen. Background Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the United States. Within the US military, the age- and race-adjusted chlamydia infection rates among female service members are consistently higher than civilian rates, with a 20% annual acquisition… Read More

What is the Impact of Environmental Stress on Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Environmental Stress on Cognitive Performance: A Systematic Review. Background In this review, the researchers detail the impact of environmental stress on cognitive and military task performance and highlight any individual characteristics or interventions which may mitigate any negative effect. Military personnel are often deployed in regions markedly different from… Read More

Improving Diagnostic Criteria: Surgical Outcomes & Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS)

Research Paper Title Surgical outcomes for chronic exertional compartment syndrome following improved diagnostic criteria. Background Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) presents with pain during exercise, most commonly within the anterior compartment of the lower limb. A diagnosis is classically made from a typical history and the measurement of intramuscular compartmental pressure (IMCP) testing. Improved, more… Read More

Linking Dietary Supplements & Ingredients & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Research Paper Title Dietary Ingredients as an Alternative Approach for Mitigating Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Practice and Research in the Military. Background Approximately 55-76% of Service members use dietary supplements for various reasons, including pain and related outcomes. This work evaluates current research on dietary ingredients for chronic musculoskeletal pain to inform decisions… Read More

What Impact does Motivational Dispositions have on Mood Symptoms & Emotional Regulation?

Research Paper Title Psychopathological Correlates and Emotion Regulation as Mediators of Approach and Avoidance Motivation in a Chinese Military Sample. Background Approach and avoidance motivation have been thoroughly studied in common mental disorders, which are prevalent in the military context. Approach/avoidance motivational dispositions underlie emotion responses and are thought to influence emotion dysregulation. However, studies… Read More

The Outcome of Restricting Retail Hours of Alcohol Sales within an Army Community

Research Paper Title Restricting Retail Hours of Alcohol Sales within an Army Community. Background Excessive alcohol consumption continues to be a significant concern to overall military readiness; each year, it results in non-deployable active duty service members and service members separated from service. In 2009, The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommended limiting the hours… Read More