Men

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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Socioeconomic disadvantage, social participation and networks and the self-rated health of English men and women with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities: cross sectional survey.

BACKGROUND: Extremely high rates of mortality and morbidity have been reported among people with intellectual disabilities. Virtually no research has addressed the potential social determinants of health status within this very vulnerable population. METHOD: Cross-sectional survey of self-reported health status and indicators of socioeconomic disadvantage and social connectedness in 1273 English adults with mild or […]

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Effects of circuit resistance training on fitness attributes and upper-extremity pain in middle-aged men with paraplegia.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of circuit resistance exercise (CRT) training on muscle strength, endurance, anaerobic power, and shoulder pain in middle-aged men with paraplegia. DESIGN: Repeated testing. SETTING: Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Seven men (age range, 39-58y) with motor-complete paraplegia from T5 to T12 and confirmed shoulder pain occurring during daily activities. INTERVENTIONS: Not […]

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Reproductive and sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy.

Disturbances of reproductive and sexual health are common in people with epilepsy. Their etiology is not well understood but appears to be multifactorial, and both epilepsy itself and drugs used to treat it are implicated. Physiologically, sex steroid hormone levels, the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, and testicular function can be affected in men with epilepsy. Psychosocial complications […]

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Relation between muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness in people with thoracic-level paraplegia.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the relation between muscular strength, aerobic power (V O2 peak), submaximal blood lactate accumulation, and endurance performance in people with thoracic-level paraplegia. DESIGN: Participants performed tests of isokinetic strength, a graded exercise test, and 2 endurance performance tests. A Latin square counterbalanced design was used to determine the order of testing. SETTING: […]

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Subjective stress in male veterans with spinal cord injury.

We undertook a telephone survey to examine perceived stress among 165 veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) who received care from a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Measures included Perceived Stress Scale, Hassles Scale, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, Short-Form State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and Short-Form Interpersonal Support Evaluation List. […]

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Dietary intake and nutritional status of urban community-dwelling men with paraplegia.

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate nutritional status, dietary intake, nutrition knowledge, and depression of healthy urban men with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare these findings with national guidelines and data. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Urban university. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-five community-dwelling men with paraplegia (age range, 20-59 y). INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Dietary intake, body […]

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Perceptions of HIV/AIDS by deaf gay men.

Deaf gay men represent a subpopulation of the gay male community at particularly high risk for HIV/AIDS due to numerous barriers including language, stigma, and inequitable access to health services. The participants in this exploratory pilot study (N = 5) struggled with the ongoing threat of HIV infection and the pervasive nature of AIDS-related debilitation, […]

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