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Effects of personal and occupational stress on injuries in a young, physically active population: a survey of military personnel.
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PMID:  25373060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of this study was to document risk factors for any injury and sports- and exercise-related injuries, including personal and occupational stress among active duty service members (SMs) in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. A total of 10,692 SMs completed the April 2008 Status of Forces Survey of Active Duty Members. The survey asked about demographics, personal stress and occupational stress, injuries from any cause, and participation in sports- and exercise- related activities in the past year. The survey used a complex sampling procedure to create a representative sample of SMs. Logistic regression was used to examine the associations of injury outcomes with potential risk factors. 49% of SMs sought medical care for an injury in the past year and 25% sustained a sports- and exercise-related activities injury. Odds of injury were higher for the Army and Marine Corps than for the Air Force or Navy. This survey showed that higher personal and occupational stress was associated with higher risks of injury. SMs who experienced higher levels of personal or occupational stress reported higher risks of injuries. The effects of stress reduction programs on injury risks should be evaluated in military and other young physically active populations.
Sheryl Bedno; Keith Hauret; Kelly Loringer; Tzu-Cheg Kao; Timothy Mallon; Bruce Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  179     ISSN:  1930-613X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1311-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Reprint & Copyright © 2014 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.
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