Deployment health encompasses issues associated with military service and can include a broad range of injuries and complex medical problems. Important aspects of deployment health being studied by HSR&D researchers include traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), polytrauma (affecting multiple body systems or organs), and post-service adjustment (reintegration) issues.
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(5 of more than 237 DEPLOYMENT focused publications)
- Amick MM, Meterko M, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. The Deployment Trauma Phenotype and Employment Status in Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation. 2018 Mar 1; 33(2):E30-E40.
- Balderrama-Durbin C, Erbes CR, Polusny MA, Vogt D. Psychometric evaluation of a measure of intimate partner communication during deployment. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2018 Feb 1; 32(1):31-41.
- Brailey K, Mills MA, Marx BP, Proctor SP, Seal KH, Spiro A, Ulloa EW, Vasterling JJ. Prospective Examination of Early Associations of Iraq War Zone Deployment, Combat Severity, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with New Incident Medical Diagnoses. Journal of traumatic stress. 2018 Feb 1; 31(1):102-113.
- Sayers SL, Rhoades GK. Recent advances in the understanding of relationship communication during military deployment. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2018 Feb 1; 32(1):1-2.
- Bravo AJ, Kelley ML, Swinkels CM, Ulmer CS. Work stressors, depressive symptoms and sleep quality among US Navy members: a parallel process latent growth modelling approach across deployment. Journal of Sleep Research. 2017 Nov 3.
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(5 of more than 35 DEPLOYMENT focused publication briefs)
- Military Sexual Trauma is Independent Risk Factor for Homelessness among Veterans, Particularly Male Veterans
This study examined the relationship between military sexual trauma (MST) and post-deployment homelessness among a large cohort of OEF/OIF Veterans, including whether the relationship varied by sex, and whether MST was a predictor of homelessness independent of other risk factors (i.e., mental health and/or substance use disorders). Findings showed that a positive MST screen was independently rela...
Date: June 1, 2016
- Factors Associated with VA and Non-VA Mental Health Service Use among National Guard Soldiers
This study sought to determine the associations between mental health need, enabling, and predisposing factors and mental health service use among National Guard soldiers in the first year following a combat deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Findings showed that overall mental health service use was strongly associated with need, including higher number of mental health conditions and worse physi...
Date: February 3, 2016
- Influence of Military Sexual Trauma among Male Veterans
This study examined the demographic and diagnostic profiles, as well as interpersonal and vocational post-deployment functioning, in a large sample of OEF/OIF male Veterans. Of the Veterans in this study, 18% self-reported military sexual trauma (MST) perpetrated by a member of their unit, compared to only 0.3% having been reported during a clinical diagnostic interview. MST was a significant pred...
Date: November 1, 2015
- Predictors of OEF/OIF Army Active Duty Members’ Linkage to VA Healthcare Post-Deployment
This study sought to describe the rates and predictors of linkage to VA healthcare in the first 365 days after separation for Army Active Duty members who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan from FY08 through FY11. Findings showed that within 12 months of separation, 48% of OEF/OIF Army Active Duty members used VA healthcare. There was significant variation in linkage to care rates by VA healthcare ...
Date: October 1, 2015
- Having Dependent Children Associated with Increased Risk of PTSD among OEF/OIF Veterans
This is the first study to examine whether being the parent of a dependent child was, in itself, associated with the likelihood of post-deployment PTSD diagnosis among Veterans. Findings showed that after controlling for demographics, mental healthcare use, and other serious mental illness, OEF/OIF Veterans with dependent children were about 40% more likely to carry a diagnosis of PTSD. This assoc...
Date: January 19, 2015
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( 5 of more than 20 DEPLOYMENT focused projects
|| Communicating the Impact of mTBI on Post-Deployment Reintegration using Photovoice
|| Measuring Quality of Life in Veterans with Deployment-Related PTSD
|| Prospective Predictors of Veteran and Family Post-Deployment Mental Health
|| Assessing Implementation of Post-Deployment Integrated Care: Pilot Project
|| Soldier to Civilian: RCT of an Intervention to Promote Post-Deployment Reintegration
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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters
5 sample "Deployment" publications displayed.
May 2011 FORUM
...of the Veteran in unique ways. Deployment Health Deployment health is increasingly recognized as a complex constellation of issues that involves...
August 2013 FORUM
...Developments in Post-Deployment Care Several developments in post-deployment care have emerged from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, including...
August 2015 FORUM
...In the more than 13 years since publication of the IOM report, enterprise-level deployment of the U.S. translation of the Toyota Production System—widely...
May 2011 FORUM
...are not only shedding light on the prevalence of specific post-deployment health disorders but also on the fact that deployment- related health...
Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Women Veterans
...to prevalent and bothersome urogenital symptoms and the impact of deployment- and military-related risk factors, including mental health symptoms...
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- Learn more about the long-term, partner-based PTSD research being conducted within the HSR&D CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) initiative.
- Visit the VA's Office of Research & Development healthcare topic overview section to learn more about milestones in VA research into conditions specific to deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and the Gulf War.
- Learn more about the National Health Study for a New Generation of US Veterans.