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Risk-taking Behaviours among UK Military Reservists

July, 2015
Article:

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of risk-taking behaviours among UK reservists. The risk-taking behaviours of reservists mirrored those of regulars which included post-deployment hazardous drinking and risky driving.

Abstract

Deploying in a combat role negatively impacts risk-taking behaviours, such as drinking, smoking and risky driving in regular UK military personnel. Little is known about the impact of deployment on the risk-taking behaviours of reservists.

Full Reference

Thandi, G., et al. "Risk-taking behaviours among UK military reservists." Occupational medicine 65.5 (2015): 413-416

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