Veterans

The changing profile of disability in the U.S. Army: 1981-2005

Nicole S. Bell, Sc.D., M.P.H., Carolyn E. Schwartz, Sc.D., Thomas Harford, Ph.D., Ilyssa E. Hollander, M.P.H., Paul J. Amoroso, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 14–24 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.007 Abstract Background We sought to provide a profile of U.S. Army soldiers discharged with a permanent disability and to clarify whether […]

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Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury

Sean M. Phelan, Joan M. Griffin, Wendy L. Hellerstedt, Nina A. Sayer, Agnes C. Jensen, Diana J. Burgess, Michelle van Ryn Disability and Health Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3 Published Online: March 21, 2011 p177–184 Published online: April 22, 2011   Abstract  Background Family caregivers of individuals with stigmatized conditions can experience stigma-by-association and discrimination. […]

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Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury

Sean M. Phelan, Joan M. Griffin, Wendy L. Hellerstedt, Nina A. Sayer, Agnes C. Jensen, Diana J. Burgess, Michelle van Ryn Disability and Health Journal, issue 3, July 20122, p177–184 Published online: April 22, 2011 Background Family caregivers of individuals with stigmatized conditions can experience stigma-by-association and discrimination. Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may elicit a […]

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Health and health behavior differences: U.S. Military, veteran, and civilian men

Hoerster KD, Lehavot K, Simpson T, McFall M, Reiber G, Nelson KM. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Nov;43(5):483-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.07.029. SOURCE:  Research and Development Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington, USA. Katherine.Hoerster@va.gov BACKGROUND:  Little is known about health and health behavior differences among military service veterans, active duty service members, National […]

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From Serving in the Military to Serving Loved Ones: Unique Experiences of Older Veteran Caregivers

Monin JK, Levy BR, Pietrzak RH. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 26. pii: S1064-7481(12)00096-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.11.023. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:  Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Electronic address: joan.monin@yale.edu. OBJECTIVE:  We examined whether older caregiving veterans differ from noncaregiving veterans in terms […]

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Eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, and sexual trauma in women veterans

Forman-Hoffman VL, Mengeling M, Booth BM, Torner J, Sadler AG. Mil Med. 2012 Oct;177(10):1161-8. SOURCE:  RTI, International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA. We examine lifetime eating disorders (EDOs) and associations with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sexual trauma during various stages of the life course (childhood, during military service, and lifetime) […]

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Posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans and military personnel: epidemiology, screening, and case recognition

Gates MA, Holowka DW, Vasterling JJ, Keane TM, Marx BP, Rosen RC. Psychol Serv. 2012 Nov;9(4):361-82. doi: 10.1037/a0027649. Epub 2012 Mar 5. SOURCE:  New England Research Institutes, Inc, Watertown, MA 02472, USA. mgates@neriscience.com Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that affects 7-8% of the general U.S. population at some point during their lifetime; […]

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Unmet need for treatment of substance use disorders and serious psychological distress among veterans: a nationwide analysis using the NSDUH

Golub A, Vazan P, Bennett AS, Liberty HJ. Mil Med. 2013 Jan;178(1):107-14. SOURCE:  National Development and Research Institutes, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq experience serious mental health (MH) concerns including substance use disorders (SUD), post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, or […]

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Promoting reintegration of National Guard veterans and their partners using a self-directed program of integrative therapies: a pilot study

Collinge W, Kahn J, Soltysik R. Mil Med. 2012 Dec;177(12):1477-85. SOURCE:  Collinge and Associates, 3986 N Shasta Loop, Eugene, OR 97405, USA. This article reports pilot data from phase I of a project to develop and evaluate a self-directed program of integrative therapies for National Guard personnel and significant relationship partners to support reintegration and […]

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They’re going to die anyway”: smoking shelters at veterans’ facilities

Offen N, Smith EA, Malone RE. Am J Public Health. 2013 Apr;103(4):604-12. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301022. Epub 2013 Feb 14. SOURCE:  Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA. naphtali.offen@ucsf.edu Military personnel and veterans are disadvantaged by inadequate tobacco control policies. We conducted a case study of a […]

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