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A Review of the Operation Life Suicide Awareness Workshops
As part of the Government response to the 'Independent Study into Suicide in the Ex-service Community', DVA commissioned the Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention to undertake a review of the Operation Life Suicide Awareness workshops to ensure they were evidenced based.
Allostatic Load: A Review of the Literature
The report summarises the concepts of homeostasis, allostasis and allostatic load, how chronic stress leads to allostatic load, and examples of the physical and mental conditions which correlate with allostatic load.
Analysis of the Lifecycle Package
Final report for the Analysis of the Lifecycle Package project undertaken by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH).
Australian Government Mental Health Lifecycle Package - Study to Improve Treatment Options for Hard to Engage Clients
This document is the final report for the government's Mental Health Lifecycle Package Study into Improving Treatment Options for Hard to Engage Clients.
Australian Gulf War Veterans' Follow Up Health Study
The Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Follow Up Health Study is a longitudinal cohort study of the health and wellbeing of Australian veterans of the First Gulf War (1990 to 1991). The study assesses Gulf War veterans’ health and wellbeing 20 years after deployment.
British Nuclear Testing in Australia Studies
The research into British nuclear testing investigated the health effects of the testing on participants in Australia.
Examination of the Potential Exposure of RAN Personnel to Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans via Drinking Water
The aim of the study was to investigate the potential for exposure of sailors to contaminants via drinking water during the Vietnam War. On Navy ships and Army small ships, potable water was produced from evaporative distillation of surrounding estuarine water.
Fourth study of mortality and cancer incidence in aircraft maintenance personnel
Results from the fourth study of mortality and cancer incidence among F-111 Deseal/Reseal personnel, commissioned by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, were released on 17 October 2016 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Fuel Worker Case File Review Executive Summary
On 5 May 2016, DVA commissioned Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Medicine Physician Dr Graeme Peel to carry out an independent review of 29 Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) case files and Australian Defence Force (ADF) health records of veterans with occupational exposure to fuel.
Gulf War Veterans' Health Study
The Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study is the first comprehensive health study of a group of Australian War veterans involved in a single theatre of war.
Health Study 2005: Australian Veterans of the Korean War
The Health Study 2005: Australian Veterans of the Korean War is the third and final study in a series of studies of the health of Australian Korean War veterans. The reports for first two studies, the Cancer Incidence Study and the Mortality Study, were released in 2003.
Independent study into suicide in the ex-service community
Independent study by Professor David Dunt - to examine the broad issue of suicide in the ex-service community, including a number of specific cases of suicide over the past three years.
Integenerational Health Effects of Service in the Military - Research Protocol
Research protocol report for the study of intergenerational health effects of service in the military.
Korean War Veterans Cancer Incidence Study
The Cancer Incidence Study compared the rates of cancers among the Korean War veteran population with the rates of comparable cancers among the general Australian male population of the same age.
Korean war veterans' mortality study
This is a study of the mortality patterns of Australian Korean War veterans following the Korean War.
Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) Health Studies
These studies are part of the Military Health Outcomes Programme (MilHOP), a significant body of research commissioned by the Department of Defence to determine the impact of operational deployment on the health and wellbeing of service men and women.
Monash University Firefighters’ Health Study
The Department of Defence, with the support of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Council, commissioned Monash University to undertake a statistical study into the health of current and former Australian Defence Force firefighters who served from 1980 to 2013.
Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Australian Vietnam Veterans Studies
The series of studies, commissioned by the Repatriation Commission, was undertaken in response to a recommendation of the 1997 Mortality of Vietnam Veterans: The Veteran Cohort Study, which was to monitor the mortality of Vietnam veterans and repeat the study after 2000.
Mothers in the Middle East Area of Operations Study
The Mothers in the Middle East Area of Operations Study identifies health outcomes and psychosocial factors, including resilience, that impact on Australian servicewomen with dependent children who deploy and ways in which could be better supported during and following deployment.
MRCA Rehabilitation Long-Term Study
The MRCA Rehabilitation Long-Term Study is a joint DVA-Department of Defence project that will examine the effectiveness of rehabilitation arrangements under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) within both the Australian Defence Force and DVA, over the long term.
Oberon Class Submarine Occupational Hygiene Project
The final report, Oberon Class Submarine Occupational Hygiene Project, was submitted by the Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health to the Australian Government Department of Defence on 28 February 2006. The study retrospectively developed an exposure profile for the submariners.
Peacekeepers' health study
This study investigated the health of Australian veterans of deployments on United Nations sanctioned peacekeeping missions to Rwanda, Somalia, Cambodia, Namibia, Western Sahara and East Timor over the period 1989-2002.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Program Review Reports
The Review of PTSD Group Treatment Programs was undertaken by the Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health (CMVH) to ensure that services offered to clients of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) were evidence-based and met the needs of both older and contemporary veteran cohorts.
Report of the third study of mortality and cancer incidence in aircraft maintenance personnel
Results from the third study of mortality and cancer incidence among F-111 aircraft maintenance personnel, commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs, were released on 20 February 2009 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Research into the Toxicological Effects of Chemicals used in the F-111 Deseal/Reseal Programs
The final report, Research into the Toxicological Effects of Chemicals used in the F-111 Deseal/Reseal (DSRS) Programs, was completed in 2005. The study was undertaken by the University of Sydney to examine the toxicological effects of chemicals used in the F-111 DSRS programs, in particular the chemical SR-51.
Review of Commonwealth agencies’ relationship with the late Signaller Geffrey Gregg
The Government’s response to a review of the circumstances surrounding the death of Signaller Geffrey Gregg was published on 30 July 2008. The response outlined 15 outcomes to address systemic problems with transition out of the services.
Review of Mental Health Care in the Australian Defence Force and Transition Through Discharge
Prof. Dunt’s comprehensive report compared mental health care support in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with world’s best practice and assessed the extent to which the mental health needs of serving and transitioning ADF members were being met.
Review of SAS Veterans' Health Concerns
The health study was initiated in December 2002 to identify and document exposures of concern arising through Special Air Services (SAS) operational skills enhancement and training, and to examine their possible adverse effects.
Rwanda Deployment Health Study
This study aimed to examine the health and compensation outcomes of Rwanda veterans and investigate whether there were differences in outcomes between the different groups deployed.
Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SHOAMP)
A research team from the University of Newcastle has completed an investigation into whether there is an association between adverse health and an involvement in F-111 fuel tank deseal/reseal activities and, if so, the nature and strength of that association.
Suicidal behaviour and ideation among military personnel: Australian and international trends – literature review
This literature review examines Australian and international sources to determine prevalence and risk factors for suicide and non-fatal suicidal behaviour in serving and ex-serving military personnel.
Systematic reviews of psychological disorders, multisymptom illness and chronic fatigue syndrome in veterans deployed to the Gulf War, Afghanistan or Iraq War
This study reviewed existing research to compare rates of psychological disorders, multisymptom illness and chronic fatigue syndrome in Gulf War and Afghanistan/Iraq War veterans with military comparison groups not deployed to those conflicts.
The health and wellbeing of female Vietnam and contemporary veterans
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) commissioned Dr Samantha Crompvoets to lead a study in 2009 into the health and wellbeing of female Vietnam and contemporary veterans. The study was completed in 2012.
The impact of war experiences on dementia in veterans
This report provides the findings of a study that investigated the relationship between PTSD and dementia in a sample of Australian veterans.
Timor-Leste Family Study
The study investigates the effects on the health and wellbeing of the families of Australian Defence Force members who were deployed to Timor-Leste.
Training for Secondary Mental Health Workers Initiative - final report
An initiative to increase the competency of community-based mental health providers who provide treatment to veterans. It was funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
United States and Australia Comparative Literature Review
This review of the existing literature aimed to compare and contrast Australian and United States of America military deployment contexts post-1990, covering deployments to the Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Vietnam Veterans Family Study
The Vietnam Veterans Family Study (VVFS) is the most significant research program ever undertaken by the Australian Government into the health of the families of Australia’s Vietnam veterans. The study examined the physical, mental and social health of Vietnam veterans and their families, covering a broad range of health outcomes for these people.