The PLA Navy & Deployment-related Medical Conditions

Research Paper Title Descriptive epidemiology of deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the deployment-related medical conditions and shipboard tactical training-related injuries in a Chinese Navy population. The study was a retrospective study with the Chinese Navy. Methods The medical records of… Read More

Can You Say That Again Sergeant!

Research Paper Title The viability of hearing protection device fit-testing at navy and marine corps accession points. Background The viability of hearing protection device (HPD) verification (i.e., fit-testing) on a large scale was investigated to address this gap in a military accession environment. Methods Personal Attenuation Ratings (PARs) following self-fitted (SELF-Fit) HPDs were acquired from… Read More

Reviewing the Physiological & Psychological Health & Wellbeing of Naval Personnel

Research Paper Title A review of the physiological and psychological health and wellbeing of naval service personnel and the modalities used for monitoring. Abstract Naval cohorts rely heavily on personnel to ensure the efficient running of naval organisations. As such, the wellbeing of personnel is essential. In an occupational setting, naval service personnel experience a… Read More

British Army Employee Appraisal: Linking Performance & Appraisal

Research Paper Title A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose and Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System. Abstract The British Army has undergone a major restructuring programme in recent times, whilst trying to withdraw from a major theatre of conflict. Their employees, the soldiers, are expected to deliver in diverse roles and perform… Read More

Linking Capability & Vision…

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king!” I understand the quote is attributed to Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, or Erasmus of Rotterdam, a 16th-century Dutch Renaissance humanist. He was also a social critic, Catholic priest, teacher and theologian. The quote is an idiom. The basic idea is, if surrounded by people less… Read More

Do You Have a Big Heart?

“Because the heart size of a healthy person is dependent on body weight, the ratio of heart volume (kg) to body weight was determined. The normal values for untrained males and females were 11.7 ± 0.19 and 9.7 ± 0.15, respectively. In contrast, elite athletes engaged in endurance sports reached values of 18 to 20 (114) [Reindell, Koenig… Read More