Pre-treatment Weight Gain & Clinical Care

Research Paper Title Self-report versus objective measurement of weight history: implications for pre-treatment weight gain. Background There is increasing concern that patients gain considerable weight in the year prior to treatment and that outcomes may not reflect true treatment losses. To date, we know little about the accuracy of self-reported weight change prior to treatment.… Read More

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PTSD Symptoms & Functioning in US Veterans

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Functioning, and Suicidal Ideation in US Military Veterans: A Symptomics Approach. Background To examine the association between individual symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and measures of functioning, quality of life, and suicidal ideation given that previous research has focused on PTSD diagnosis and symptom clusters. Methods Data… Read More

Development of an Evidence-based Online Veteran Healthcare Course

Research Paper Title Meeting the needs of the 21st century veteran: Development of an evidence-based online veteran healthcare course. Abstract Over 12% of those living in the United States over the age of 18 years old are veterans and they represent some of the most resilient yet vulnerable populations in the healthcare system (Newport, 2012).… Read More

Risk Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation in a Sample of Veterans

Research Paper Title Risk factors of suicidal ideation in a population of UK military veterans seeking support for mental health difficulties. Background Little has been reported regarding the risk factors of suicidal ideation in individuals once they have left the military in the UK. The aim of this paper was to explore the risk factors… Read More

American Civil War Veterans & Social Networks

Research Paper Title Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life. Background The researchers demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). Methods The researchers… Read More

Is Exposure to Severe or Prolonged Trauma Associated with Chronic Multi-symptom Illness?

Research Paper Title The symptomatology of psychological trauma in the aftermath of war (1945-1980): UK army veterans, civilians and emergency responders. Background UK veterans suffering from a psychological or psychiatric illness as a consequence of service in the Second World War were entitled to a war pension. Their case files, which include regular medical assessments,… Read More

New Veterans ID Cards Rolled Out to Service Leavers

A new identification (ID) card for UK armed forces veterans, which will help them access specialist support and services, has started to be issued to service leavers. From 18 February 2019, any personnel who have left the military since December 2018 will automatically be given one of the new ID cards, which will allow them… Read More