(Reuters Health) – Soldiers who showed an increase in the hope of being involved in the risk of a & # 39; developing continuous pain after sending them to Afghanistan or Iraq compared to the most difficult people, finding a new study.
US Army Soldiers the worst ones were 35% more likely to report back pain, bitter pain or headache often after they returned from practice compared to the worst ones, the review team reports in JAMA Network Open.
"We found that there was a big hope for soldiers even when they were exposed or abusive when they were fighting," said the main author Afton Hassett, a research scientist associated with the archaeological department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,
"The most remarkable thing is that even after we have taken into account demographic factors such as education, marital status and whether the soldier was an officer or a person, a positive yet powerful impact."
Although it is likely that hope is a current type, it can be changed with the right therapies, Hassett said.
"We do not want to blame people because we are not optimistic," she said. "But we may have to think about identifying soldiers with low levels of optimism and maybe helping them with some pre-use programs."
People who see the world can be viewed negatively can be taught to get a more positive view through mental medicine, Hassett said. "It is often believed that a bad belief is born," she explained. "If you can express these beliefs – which are often related to how someone was raised – people can be encouraged to think a bit different."
Hassett and colleagues analyzed Army soldiers' data of 20,734 Army soldiers who reported pain in one new area after the use of the body. All had completed questionnaires before they were out who evaluated hopeful levels through responses on a five-point scale; shows how strong a soldier was agreeing with four statements: "In an uncertain time, I will expect the best thing," "I rarely count on good things "," I'm expecting to have better things for me as bad "and" If something goes wrong for me, it will be ".
Soldiers who suffered some continuing pain before being used out of the analysis.
The researchers were also able to include information about the degree of intense fighting that the soldiers were able to, along with five potentially dangerous incidents in practice: a & # 39 ; encounter bodies or see people killed or injured, Feeling at a great risk of being killed, that was going to be a & # 39; make a weapon, dispose of rubbish or explosion and a & # 39; trial test vehicle.
After their use, 25% of the soldiers said that there was a new pain on the back, 24% said there was a new pain and 12% said they had a new pain; often stated.
Although the new study looked straight at developing continuous pain in the army, "this is not extremely remote for soldiers," said Hassett. "Many experimental surveys show a very strong link between hope and pain."
Dr. John Hache has a wider impact on the new products.
"It's an interesting study," said Hache, a professor of clinical help with his & her; Pensions Medicine Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. "One of the things we are trying to settle is how we can monitor the severe disease of continuing pain especially in the situation of the opioid disease. It is really realistic , they have identified something new that may be possible. Most of the other factors that are specified in the paper are the things that you can not change, how to be in a competitive competitive position. "
The study suggests that it could be protected from a severe pain situation, said Hache, who was not involved in the new research. "By addressing some aspects of psychology before someone arrives into a military service, they can stop them from developing pain in the first place."
SOURCE: bit.ly/2GsyRTn Open Network JAMA, online 8 February 2019.