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BACKGROUND Overuse injuries have a significant impact on United States military service members, but research to date has been limited in its ability to assess occupational and behavioral risk factors. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE To prospectively identify risk factors for the development of lower extremity tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis in United States(More)
High-stress situations, such as combat deployments, are a potential risk factor for hypertension. Although stress is postulated to increase blood pressure, the underlying role of stress on hypertension is not well established. We sought to determine the relations between combat deployment-induced stress and hypertension. The Millennium Cohort baseline(More)
OBJECTIVE Characterize migraine and other headache disorders within a large population-based US military cohort, with an emphasis on the temporal association between military deployment and exposure to combat. BACKGROUND Little research has been published on the prevalence of headache disorders in the US military population, especially in relation to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between US Navy individual augmentee (IA) deployers, who may lack the protective effects of unit cohesion and social support, and newly reported mental health. METHODS Responses from the Millennium Cohort Study questionnaires were examined for 2086 Navy deployers in this prospective exploratory study. Multivariable(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between possible exposure to smoke from documented open-air burn pits and newly reported lupus and rheumatoid arthritis among Millennium Cohort participants who have deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS Prospectively assessed self-reported lupus and rheumatoid arthritis among deployers who(More)
The objective of this study was to prospectively assess the association between deployment in support of the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and newly reported lupus and rheumatoid arthritis while also considering the effects of demographic, behavioral, and occupational characteristics. A total of 77,047 (2001-2003) and 31,110 (2004-2006) participants(More)
High-stress situations, such as combat deployments, are a potential risk factor for hypertension. Although stress is postulated to increase blood pressure, the underlying role of stress on hypertension is not well established. We sought to determine the relations between combat deployment–induced stress and hypertension. The Millennium Cohort baseline(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effects of predeployment and deployment-related factors on dimensions of wellness following deployment. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal study. The dependent variable was dimensions of wellness. Independent variables were measured in terms of modifiable, nonmodifiable, and military factors, such as sex, race/ethnicity, service branch,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE Activities performed during military operations vary in complexity and physical demand. The risk for mental illness following military combat deployment has been well documented. However, information regarding the possible contribution of back pain to decreased mental and functional health is scarce. To(More)
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