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Counting the Cost
The United Kingdom Armed Forces (UK AF) has deployed to numerous conflict zones since 1991. Research has shown that some Personnel will experience adverse deployment-related mental and physical health consequences . Non-deployment physical injuries have also been frequently reported . Perhaps less visible has been the potential for military Service to negatively impact partners, children and parents of Service Personnel. In order to better understand the health consequences of military Service, this study aimed to establish the total number of people (Service Personnel, Veterans and their families) who might require health or welfare support following Service in the British Armed Forces during the UK’s recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere since 1991.
The Advance Study, funded by Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence, is studying the long-term health and welfare of people who were wounded on the battlefield. Expert clinicians are comparing everything from bone density to cholesterol levels and lung capacity to work out what wider impact being wounded might have on a Veteran’s overall health.
A Longitudinal Examination of Military Veterans’ Invictus Games Stress Experiences
This study explored patterns of change in stress variables (i.e., stressors, appraisals, emotions) encountered by wounded, injured, and sick military veterans in the build up to, during, and following an international sporting competition. The study also examined interactions between psychosocial variables and salivary biomarkers of stress and how these relate to veterans’ health, well-being, illness, and performance.
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) brings about dramatic and long-term change in both the biological body and the social, psychological and occupational worlds that people inhabit. This has profound effects on the spinal injured person who has to face challenges that they have not previously encountered (Belciug, 2001; Cole, 2004; DeSanto-Madeya, 2006; Dickinson et al., 2008; Kennedy, 2009). The same applies to the family members, especially the spouses, and significant others of the spinal injured person (Beauregard & Noreau, 2009; Chen and Boore, 2008), Dickson et al., 2010; Dickinson, et al., 2011). The emotional and instrumental support provided by significant others to the spinal injured person forms a crucial part of rehabilitating and successfully returning to community living (Boschen et al., 2003).