US Navy EOD Operators’ use of Psychological Strategies is Comparable to that of Elite Athletes

Research Paper Title Psychological Strategies During Military Training Are Linked to Resilience in US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operators. Background The researchers describe the psychological strategies (PS) used by a specialised military population, US Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), during training and military operations. They also aimed to establish the relationship between PS and resilience.… Read More

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Does Resilience-based Training have any specific benefit to the Health & Well-being of UK Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Resilience-based intervention for UK military recruits: a randomised controlled trial. Background The researchers evaluated a military resilience intervention which aimed to help UK military recruits to manage their personal health and well-being more effectively. Methods Trainers within six pre-existing training teams were randomly allocated by team to deliver a resilience-based intervention (SPEAR)… Read More

Contemporary Perspectives on Resilience for Military Readiness and Preparedness

Research Paper Title Perspectives on resilience for military readiness and preparedness: Report of an international military physiology roundtable. Abstract Modern warfare operations often occur in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments accompanied by physical exertion, cognitive overload, sleep restriction and caloric deprivation. The increasingly fast-paced nature of these operations requires military personnel to demonstrate… Read More

Resilience: Understanding the Drivers for Combat Medics

Research Paper Title Narrative approach in understanding the drivers for resilience of military combat medics. Background Qualitative insights may demonstrate how combat medics (CM) deal with stressors and identify how resilience can potentially develop. Yet, qualitative research is scant in comparison to the many quantitative studies of health outcomes associated with military service. Methods Semi-structured… Read More

Suicide & Results from the Army Study to Assess Risk & Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)

Research Paper Title Health care contact and suicide risk documentation prior to suicide death: Results from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). Background Prior research has shown that a substantial portion of suicide decedents access health care in the weeks and months before their death. The researchers examined whether… Read More

US Air Force Nursing Personnel & Barriers to Mental Healthcare

Research Paper Title Resilience, Stress, Stigma, and Barriers to Mental Healthcare in U.S. Air Force Nursing Personnel. Background Stigma may deter military service members from seeking mental health (MH) services. Previously, substantial proportions of U.S. Air Force (USAF) registered nurses and medical technicians reported concerns about stigma with accessing MH services; in particular, that unit… Read More

Are Small Improvements in Diet Quality Associated with Better Psychological Resilience?

Research Paper Title Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Is Associated with Psychological Resilience in Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. Background The 2010 Healthy Eating Index (HEI-2010), a measure of diet quality, is used to quantify adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Better HEI scores have been associated with positive health outcomes; however,… Read More