What are Soldiers’ Attitudes Toward Behavioural Health Profiles in the US Army?

Research Paper Title Soldier Attitudes Toward Behavioural Health Profiles in the US Army. Background Behavioural health (BH) readiness is a critical component of US Army personnel readiness. Medical providers issue BH profiles in order to communicate BH-related duty limitations to the commander and reflect BH force readiness on both micro/macro-levels. A recent report indicates BH… Read More

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The Military Physical Loading Questionnaire & the Effects of Occupational Loading

Research Paper Title The test-retest reliability of the Military Physical Loading Questionnaire (MPLQ). Background Despite the high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries, there is a shortage of data quantifying the risk factors attributable to cumulative occupational demands among UK Military personnel. The researchers developed a new comprehensive questionnaire that examines occupational and operational physical loading during… Read More

Are Military Personnel at Risk from UVR Exposure?

Research Paper Title Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure, Risk, and Protection in Military and Outdoor Athletes. Background Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is associated with deleterious health effects including, but not limited to, increased risk of skin cancers. Military personnel and those who participate in outdoor exercise or sports represent two potential populations at… Read More

Does Standardised Exercise Programming Reduce Military Trainee MSKI Rates?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness. Part II: Management Challenges and Risk Mitigation Initiatives. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) threaten soldier health and United States Army medical readiness, accounting for more than twice as many outpatient medical encounters among active component (AC) soldiers as behavioural health conditions (the second leading cause of… Read More

Ruck/Load Marching & Risk Factors for ROTC Cadets

Research Paper Title The Effects of Military Style Ruck Marching on Lower Extremity Loading and Muscular, Physiological and Perceived Exertion in ROTC Cadets. Background Military ruck marching with load carriage increases ground reaction forces, which are related to bone stress injuries (BSI). This study’s purpose was to examine whether a ruck march increases impact loading… Read More

What are the Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear?

Research Paper Title The Effect of the Intercondylar Notch Shape and Notch Width Index on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Background Anterior cruciate ligament is one of the commonly injured ligaments in knee. The shape and dimension of the femoral notch has been linked with the risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. The aim of this… Read More

Is Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness Early in Life a Modifiable Risk Factor for Development of Sleep Apnea in Adulthood?

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term risk of sleep apnea: A national cohort study. Background Sleep apnea is increasing in prevalence, and is an important cause of cardiometabolic diseases and mortality worldwide. Its only established modifiable risk factor is obesity; however, up to half of all sleep apnea cases may occur in non-obese persons,… Read More