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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the influence that sports and exercise have on veterans' well-being and therapies that impact the well-being of combat veterans. In policy and practice, healthcare practitioners should prepare comprehensive treatment models that encompass physical activity and sports where appropriate, and support groups should encourage veterans to participate in competitive sports or other recreational activities; the DoD could expand programs to provide sports to more disabled combat veterans and the VA should re-evaluate its programs to ensure there are no barriers to participation. Suggestions for future research include studying the effects of sports and exercise on the well-being of female combat veterans, including the type of exercise completed in the studies, and incorporating qualitative methods into the research.

Original Citation

Caddick, N., & Smith, B. (2014). The impact of sport and physical activity on the well-being of combat veterans: A systematic review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15(1), 9–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.09.011

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sports Sciences | Sports Studies

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Mental health, Sport, Physical activity, Veterans, Mental Illness, Research briefs

Subject

Mental health; Sports; Exercise; Veterans; United States; Mental illness

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Summer 5-30-2014

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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