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Census 2011: Comparison of Working Age UK Armed Forces Veterans and Usual Residents in England and Wales

Comparisons have been made between demographic groups, and down to low level geographical locations across four key themes: general health and disability status; housing tenure and landlord status; education; and economic activity (employment status) and occupation. This bulletin follows on…

Patterns and correlates of racial/ethnic disparities in posttraumatic stress disorder screening among recently separated veterans.

Background Despite the high prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans, there is a lack of knowledge about racial/ethnic differences. The current study describes patterns and correlates of PTSD screening across race/ethnicity and gender in a sample of…

Mental health outcomes and alcohol consumption among UK military spouses/partners: a comparison with women in the general population

Background: Military families can experience unique stressors that may contribute towards poorer well-being among the spouses/partners of Service personnel. However, there is little UK research regarding mental health or alcohol consumption among this population. Objective: This study examined mental health…

Female Service Leavers and Employment

The research reported here examined the transition that female Service leavers (SLs) make from the Armed Forces into civilian paid employment. The research explored: why female SLs decide to leave the Armed Forces; the type of employment female SLs entered…

Veteran resilience following combat-related amputation

Introduction: Amputation following combat-related injury places substantial stress on sur vivors and their spouses. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of combat-related amputation among military Veterans and explore pathways to resilient behaviours. Methods: This qualitative study…

Physical activity and mental distress among Veteran cancer survivors with heart disease and diabetes

Introduction: Mental distress frequently develops in sufferers of chronic diseases, including cancer. We examined the association between physical activity and mental distress among Veteran cancer survivors with heart disease or diabetes. Methods: Data for American military Veteran cancer survivors (n…

Examining physical health conditions and associations of pain, obesity, and function of UK Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and other mental health conditions

Introduction: Little is known about the physical health conditions experienced by United Kingdom (UK) military Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health diagnoses. We aimed to explore the prevalence of self-reported physical health complaints and health behaviours…

Examination of the effects of impulsivity and risk-taking propensity on alcohol use in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans

Introduction: A strong association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and problematic alcohol use has been demonstrated among Veteran populations exposed to combat trauma. Several traits, such as higher levels of risk-taking propensity (RTP) and impulsivity (e.g., negative urgency [NU]), are…

Group identity, difficult adjustment to civilian life, and suicidal ideation in Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Life After Service Studies 2016

Introduction: Suicide risk is higher in Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans than the Canadian general population (CGP). Suicidality is understood to be caused by incompletely clarified, complex interacting combinations of multiple factors. One of the precipitating factors for suicide is…

A comparative analysis of medically released men and women from the Canadian Armed Forces

Introduction: Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and mental health (MH) disorders are the leading causes of medical attrition in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Historically, medical attrition rates have been higher for women than men. In order to better understand the medical…