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Emotional intelligence in military medical officers in the Defence Medical Services

It was demonstrated that military doctors have consistently high EI score, especially at the most junior level. This suggests that traits deemed desirable by the single service selection processes also pertain to high EI without it being specifically measured for.…

Body image and psychosocial well-being among UK military personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering conflict injuries

A modest but significant number of military personnel sustained injuries during deployments resulting in an altered-appearance (e.g., limb loss and/or scarring). Civilian research indicates that appearance-altering injuries can affect psychosocial wellbeing, yet little is known about the impact of such…

The development and validation of an Army team resilience measure

A theoretical framework of team resilience and related constructs is introduced. We then summarize the procedures for developing the TRS and related constructs, providing evidence of the content validity of the TRS. Finally, we assess the psychometric soundness and construct…

Body image and psychosocial well-being among UK military personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering conflict injuries

This study aimed to understand the psychosocial impact of appearance-altering injuries and possible support needs among UK military personnel and veterans. Semi-structured interviews with 23 military participants who sustained appearance-altering injuries during deployments or training since 1969 were conducted. The…

Psychological and Sociological Profile of Women Who Have Completed Elite Military Combat Training

A guided interview and demographic and psychological questionnaires were used to assess characteristics of 13 women who successfully completed elite military combat training. Collectively, these women were college graduates and had well educated fathers, possessed high levels of grit and…

Mission Himalaya: Exploring the Impact of a Supported High-Altitude Mountaineering Expedition on the Well-Being and Personal Development of UK Military Veterans

Meaningful, positive, emotional and challenging adventurous activities may generate personal growth or recovery from ill health or injury. In this study, we used a distinctive longitudinal and immersive research approach to explore the psychological impact of a high-altitude expedition to…

Military-to-civilian transition strains and risky behavior among post-9/11 veterans

Many military veterans face significant challenges in civilian reintegration that can lead to troublesome behavior. Drawing on military transition theory (MTT) and using data from a survey of post-9/11 veterans in two metropolitan areas (n = 783), we investigate previously…

Association of Race and Ethnicity With Incidence of Dementia Among Older Adults

Importance The racial and ethnic diversity of the US, including among patients receiving their care at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is increasing. Dementia is a significant public health challenge and may have greater incidence among older adults from underrepresented…

Transition Services Utilization Among US Women Veterans: A Secondary Analysis of a National Survey

The purpose of this study was to explore the military-to-civilian transition experiences among US women veterans. This study used a cross-sectional, mixed-methods survey research study to examine employment and personal well-being outcomes (sense of purpose) among a sample size of…

Success in life after service: A perspective on conceptualizing the well-being of military Veterans

Well-being has emerged in Canada, the United States, and other nations as a key strategic objective in supporting military members and their families during and after transition to life after military service. However, lack of an explicit conceptualization of well-being…