Risk of adverse health outcomes associated with frequency and duration of deployment with the Australian Defence Force

Bleier, Jonathan, McFarlane, Alexander, McGuire, Annabel, Treloar, Susan, Waller, Michael and Dobson, Annette (2011) Risk of adverse health outcomes associated with frequency and duration of deployment with the Australian Defence Force. Military Medicine, 176 2: 139-146. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-10-00241

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Author Bleier, Jonathan
McFarlane, Alexander
McGuire, Annabel
Treloar, Susan
Waller, Michael
Dobson, Annette
Title Risk of adverse health outcomes associated with frequency and duration of deployment with the Australian Defence Force
Journal name Military Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0026-4075
1930-613X
Publication date 2011-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.7205/MILMED-D-10-00241
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 176
Issue 2
Start page 139
End page 146
Total pages 8
Place of publication Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.
Publisher Association of Military Surgeons of the U S
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract The operational tempo of the Australian Defence Force has increased over the last two decades. We examine the relationship between health of personnel and the frequency and duration of their deployment. Self-reported health measures (number of symptoms, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist) were compared for people who had never deployed to those who had deployed only once and for those who had deployed at least twice with at least one deployment to East Timor and one deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq. Comparisons were also made between people who had deployed for at least one month and those who had deployed for longer periods. Frequency of deployment but not duration of deployment was associated with poorer health. Copyright
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The operational tempo of the Australian Defence Force has increased over the last two decades. We examine the relationship between health of personnel and the frequency and duration of their deployment. Self-reported health measures (number of symptoms, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist) were compared for people who had never deployed to those who had deployed only once and for those who had deployed at least twice with at least one deployment to East Timor and one deployment to Afghanistan or Iraq. Comparisons were also made between people who had deployed for at least one month and those who had deployed for longer periods. Frequency of deployment but not duration of deployment was associated with poorer health.
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Keyword Military personnel
Health status
Stress (Psychology)
Soldier
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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