What Effects do Stressful Life Changes have on Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes among US Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Stressful Life Changes and Their Relationship to Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes Among US Army Soldiers. Background Stressful life changes may tax people’s adaptive capacity. The researchers sought to determine if and when experiences of stressful life changes were associated with increased odds of adverse nutrition-related health outcomes among US Army soldiers relative to… Read More

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Linking Sleep, Adverse Childhood Experiences, & Mental Health in Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sleep Disturbance Mediates the Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences With Mental Health Symptoms and Functional Impairment in US Soldiers. Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have long-term impacts on a person’s mental health, which extend into adulthood. There is a high prevalence of ACEs among service members. Further, service members also report… Read More

What is the Mental Health Service Utilisation & Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Mental Health Service Utilization and Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers. Background Scant research has examined mental health treatment utilisation and barriers to care in deployed US soldiers. This study aims to assess mental health treatment utilisation in deployed soldiers, including providers used and barriers to care. Methods US Army… Read More

Do Physical & Mental Health Components Contribute to the HRQOL of Rehabilitated Soldiers with Permanent Limb Disabilty?

Research Paper Title Quality of Life and Its Determinants Among Community Re-Integrated Soldiers With Permanent Disabilities Following Traumatic Limb Injuries. Background To assess health-related-quality of life (HRQOL) after the end of war and its associated factors among soldiers with permanent limb disabilities in Sri Lanka. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 rehabilitated and… Read More

Linking Stress, Emotional Eating & Soldiers

Research Paper Title Body weight status, perceived stress, and emotional eating among US Army Soldiers: A mediator model. Background In civilians, overweight and obesity are associated with emotional eating behaviours such as eating in response to stress, but this association has not been examined in Soldiers, a population with unique stressors. This cross-sectional study examined… Read More

Taking Care…

“Readiness is the best way of truly taking care of soldiers.” Richard A. Kidd (1943 to Present) Richard A. Kidd is a retired United States Army soldier (1962 to 1995) who served as the ninth Sergeant Major of the Army. He was sworn in on 02 July 1991 and served until his term expired in… Read More

They’ll Find Out…

“If you want to talk to men, it doesn’t matter whether they are private soldiers or staff officers, if you want to talk to them as a soldier, and not as a politician, there are only two things necessary. The first is to have something to say that is worth saying, to know what you… Read More