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Sexual Trauma and Adverse Health and Occupational Outcomes Among Men Serving in the U.S. Military

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Traumatic Stress, February 2016
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Title
Sexual Trauma and Adverse Health and Occupational Outcomes Among Men Serving in the U.S. Military
Published in
Journal of Traumatic Stress, February 2016
DOI 10.1002/jts.22081
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Authors

Jeffrey Millegan, Lawrence Wang, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Derek Miletich, Amy E. Street

Abstract

Although absolute counts of U.S. service men who experience sexual trauma are comparable to service women, little is known about the impact of sexual trauma on men. The association of recent sexual trauma (last 3 years) with health and occupational outcomes was investigated using longitudinal data (2004-2013) from the Millennium Cohort Study. Of 37,711 service men, 391 (1.0%) reported recent sexual harassment and 76 (0.2%) sexual assault. In multivariable models, sexual harassment or assault, respectively, was associated with poorer mental health: AOR = 1.60, 95% CI [1.22, 2.12], AOR = 4.39, 95% CI [2.40, 8.05]; posttraumatic stress disorder: AOR = 2.50, 95% CI [1.87, 3.33], AOR = 6.63, 95% CI [3.65, 12.06]; depression: AOR = 2.37, 95% CI [1.69, 3.33], AOR = 5.60, 95% CI [2.83, 11.09]; and multiple physical symptoms: AOR = 2.22, 95% CI [1.69, 2.92]; AOR = 3.57, 95% CI [1.98, 6.42], after adjustment for relevant covariates. Sexual harassment was also associated with poorer physical health: AOR = 1.68, 95% CI [1.27, 2.22]. Men who reported sexual trauma were more likely to have left military service: AOR = 1.60, 95% CI [1.14, 2.24], and be disabled/unemployed postservice: AOR = 1.76, 95% CI [1.02, 3.02]. Results suggest that sexual trauma was significantly associated with adverse health and functionality extending to postmilitary life. Findings support the need for developing better prevention strategies and services to reduce the burden of sexual trauma on service men.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 19%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 10 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 15 26%
Social Sciences 9 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 12%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2021.
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#4,512,984
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#67,199
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#8
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