Investigation of General Health Status of Military Forces in Different Countries of the World: A Comprehensive Review

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Review Article (بدون رتبه معتبر)

Timely assessment of health status and the adoption of preventive measures, especially among the military, reduce health injuries and minimize complications. Accordingly, the present study was conducted to determine the general health status of military forces in different countries of the world.

Material and methods

In this review study, articles published between (2005-2020) were reviewed. In order to obtain relevant scientific documentation, the references were searched in credible databases. Persian and English databases, including Academic Database of Academic Jihad (SID)), Magiran Database, Iranian Medical Science Database (IranMedex), PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, ProQuest, Ovid, Science Direct and Elsevier were searched. The selected keywords used in the search strategies, after examination in MeSH, were “General health”, “mental health” and “Military force”, finally 48 articles were included.


Studies have shown that the state of general health, especially mental health in soldiers and military forces has been considered. In most studies, this group general health was low and had more health problems (mental and physical) than the general population. Discussion and


Since military forces are at risk of losing their health according to their job position and duties, therefore, obtaining information on physical and mental health is very important for them, and this requires educational interventions, counseling and workshops. 

Journal of the School of Army Nursing, Volume:23 Issue: 2, 2024
36 to 42  
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