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

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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

Measuring Psychological Resilience in US Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans: A 2-year, nationally representative prospective cohort study. Background Although many cross-sectional studies have examined the correlates of psychological resilience in U.S. military veterans, few longitudinal studies have identified long-term predictors of resilience in this population. Methods The current prospective cohort study utilised data from a nationally… Read More

Developing an Effective Policy for Mitigating PTSD…

Research Paper Title A Dynamic Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Military Personnel and Veterans. Background Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stands out as a major mental illness; however, little is known about effective policies for mitigating the problem. The importance and complexity of PTSD raise critical questions: What are the trends in the population of… Read More