Articles Categorized: Original Research & Articles

Dispositional Anger and Experiential Avoidance in Veterans with PTSD

M Toohey, A Santanello, O Van Orden, M Soll, S Batten Background: Anger is often indirectly addressed in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment despite reports that traumafocussed therapy may not be suf cient in improving anger responses1 Thus, it is possible that anger in the context of PTSD might be related to additional factors such… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .

A Comparison of Poisoned Patients at Military and Veterans Administration Hospitals

S Carstairs, S Nordt, J Ziegler, F Cantrell Introduction The state of California is home to greater than 168,000 active-duty military personnel, more than any other state in the United States of America1. Additionally, there are more than 2 million military veterans in California2, many of whom utilise Veterans Administration hospitals for their healthcare3. Little,… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .

A Needs Assessment for Developing a Web-based Social Support Program for Student Veterans

P Adams, HS Lee, B Holden Introduction According to the United States Office of Accountability,1 more than 5 million members will transition out of the military by the year 2020. Many of these veterans are looking to higher education as their next step to re-enter civilian life. Since 2009, more than 1.4 million military veterans… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .

Serving Two Masters: Professional Role Conflict in a Military Teaching and Learning Environment

G van Rensburg, K Zagenhagen Abstract Background: Students and nurse educators in a military teaching and learning environment experience role con ict as a result of being simultaneously a professional nurse and a soldier. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to highlight the professional ambiguities experienced by students and nurse educators as a result… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .

Serum Level of Nutritional Antioxidants are Decreased in Veteran Smokers with COPD

Corrine Hanson, Elizabeth Lyden, Lisa Weissenburger-Moser, Jeremy Furtado, Debra J. Romberger and Tricia D. LeVan Introduction Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide,1-4 resulting in an economic and social burden that is both substantial and increasing. Veterans are a group of people who are disproportionately… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 2 .

Inicidence rates for work health and safety incidents and injuries in Australian Army Reserve vs full time soldiers, and a comparison of reporting systems

Rodney Pope, Robin Orr ABSTRACT Objective: To determine incidence rates of reported work health and safety (WHS) incidents and injuries in Army Reserve (ARES) and Australian Regular Army (ARA) personnel and assess the relative performance of the WHS incident reporting system, compared to ‘point-of-care’ systems. Methods: WHS incident data for a 24-month period were extracted… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 2 .

Reach, accessibility and effectiveness of an online selfguided wellbeing website for the military community

Delyth Lloyd1* MA MPH, Tracey Varker1 PhD, Thi Pham1 BSc, John O’Connor1 PhD, Andrea Phelps1PhD Abstract Online mental healthcare resources have proliferated at a greater pace than evidence for their effectiveness. They may nevertheless be an attractive alternative for contemporary veterans and serving personnel who are reluctant to engage in traditional face to face treatment…. Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 2 .

Military Personnel and Psychological Support: An Analysis Based on Social Representation Theory

V. Karamanoli, K. Papachristopoulos Background: Seeking mental help in military contexts seems to be the last choice for those who have psychological problems among military personnel. Personal and interpersonal factors are associated with the perception of stigma concerning seeking mental help, especially in the military, and research on potential barriers regarding the search for psychological help can provide… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 1 .

Teledermatology – A proposed Model for the Australian Defence Force

Colgrave, Nevin; MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, MPH, DCH, BIntBus, GradDip Chinese Lang; Village Family Practice Muir, Jim; MBBS, FACD; South East Dermatology Keywords: Teledermatology, Australian Defence Force, Tele-Derm National, Rural and Remote Medical Education Online Abstract Background: Teledermatology is becoming increasingly popular as a way of providing specialist review of dermatology patients in remote areas. The… Read more »

By Nevin Colgrave In   Issue Volume 24 No. 4 .

The Effects of Hippotherapy on Motor Performance in Veterans with Disabilities: A Case Report

R L Aldridge Jr,1 A. Morgan,2 A. Lewis1 Abstract The purpose of this case report was to compare traditional physical therapy to hippotherapy combined with traditional physical therapy on the motor performance of a 34-year-old male military veteran with low back and neck pain. Hippotherapy, as a treatment strategy, uses the movement of a horse… Read more »

By R L Aldridge Jr , A. Morgan and A. Lewis In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .