HEALTH / WELL-BEING

The Mental Health of UK ex-Servicemen with a Combat-related or a Non-Combat-related Visual Impairment: Does the Cause of Visual Impairment Matter?

Article

This paper current study examined the mental health of younger ex-servicemen with a visual impairment and determined if the mental health of those with a combat-related visual impairment differed from those whose visual impairment is not combat-related.

Abstract

Since the start of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers of young service personnel who have sustained a combat-related visual impairment have increased. This cross-sectional study examined the mental well-being of ex-servicemen (aged 22-55 years) with a visual impairment and determined if the mental health of those with a combat-related visual impairment differed from those whose visual impairment is not combat-related.

Full Reference

Stevelink, Sharon AM, et al. "The mental health of UK ex-servicemen with a combat-related or a non-combat-related visual impairment: does the cause of visual impairment matter?." British journal of ophthalmology (2015): bjophthalmol-2014