Journal article

Psychosocial factors associated with psychological distress and functional difficulties in recently transitioned and current serving regular Australian Defence Force members.

Craig Hansen, Alexander McFarlane, Marie Iannos, Nicole Sadler, Helen Benassi, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Stephanie Hodson, Amelia Searle, Miranda Van Hooff

Psychiatry Res | Published : 2020

Abstract

The transition period from military-to-civilian life can be one of the most significant and stressful periods in the military life cycle. We explore the psychosocial factors associated with psychological distress and functional impairment among those who recently transitioned from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and those currently serving in 2015. Using data from the Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme, multinomial logistic regression models were used to analyze the associations between a combined measure of psychological distress and functional impairment (K10/SDS) with various psychosocial, lifestyle, and physical health factors. There were 10,210 in the final analytic cohort (..

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