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A preliminary investigation of the well-being of visually impaired ex-service personnel in the United Kingdom

Research has shown that visual impairment may impact daily functioning, health, and well-being negatively for adults of all ages. Ex-service personnel (‘veterans’) too may be at risk of poor health and well-being outcomes associated with post-military life, and this may…

Help-seeking for alcohol problems in serving and ex-serving UK military personnel

Alcohol has a long tradition in the military. Research has shown that alcohol misuse among serving and ex-serving military personnel in the US and UK is increased compared to general population estimates, and that patterns of high consumption continue once…

Executive Summary: Help-seeking for alcohol problems in serving and ex-serving UK military personnel

Alcohol has a long tradition in the military. Research has shown that alcohol misuse among serving and ex-serving military personnel in the US and UK is increased compared to general population estimates, and that patterns of high consumption continue once…

Shaping the Future of Veterans’ Health Care

Members of the U.S. military are at risk for a range of combat-related injuries and hazardous exposures. Although each theater of operations poses its own risks, over the past 50 years, knowledge of measures for reducing the risks associated with…

Lives in Transition: returning to civilian life with a physical injury or condition. Interim report.

The physical injuries or conditions acquired as a result of, or during, Service are diverse and complex. While much research has focused on the important issue of mental health, data show that the percentages for physical injuries or conditions leading…

Beyond the Finish Line. Research insights from the Invictus Games longitudinal study

The research, led by Dr Celina Shirazipour, is exploring the long-term physical, psychological, and social impact of sport participation for recovery, and identifying best practices for sport programmes to support the wellbeing of the armed forces WIS community. The research…

UK service personnel medical discharges: financial year 2019/20

This official statistic provides time trends for the last five years of medical discharges among UK regular service personnel with a focus on the most recent year of information, including demographic factors and the medical causes leading to the discharge.…

UK service personnel amputations: financial year 2019/2020

This annual report provides statistical information on the number of UK service personnel who suffered an amputation for the five-year period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2020. An amputation is the traumatic (accidental) or surgical removal of part of…

Charting a course to support military families navigating service systems for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A qualitative study

Most military families experience mandatory relocation, or posting, several times during their military career. For Canadian military families, who must access provincial or territorial health care systems, maintaining reasonable continuity of care is a persistent issue. Such challenges may be…