Journal article

P.1.16 Physical health of transitioned adf and regular adf members in 2015: findings from the transition and wellbeing research programme

Helen Kelsall, Miranda Van Hooff, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Alexander McFarlane, Stephanie Hodson, Nicole Sadler, Helen Benassi, Craig Hansen, Malcolm Sim

Occupational and Environmental Medicine | BMJ | Published : 2019

Abstract

IntroductionMilitary service can involve exposure to physical and psychological stressors. There has been little systematic research into the health and wellbeing of military personnel after they leave the services.Methods4326 Transitioned ADF (transitioned from regular Australian Defence Force service between Jan 2010–Dec 2014) (18% response) and 8480 Regular 2015 ADF (42%) completed a questionnaire including symptoms, doctor-diagnosed medical conditions, respiratory health, injuries, pain, sleep problems, lifestyle factors, self-perceived health and quality of life and health service use.ResultsTransitioned ADF reported a higher mean number of symptoms (16.4 vs 11.8), similar mean number o..

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