Navigation Links
Soldiers and families can suffer negative effects from modern communication technologies
Date:3/18/2013

As recently as the Vietnam and Korean wars, soldiers' families commonly had to wait months to receive word from family members on the front lines. Now, cell phones and the internet allow deployed soldiers and their families to communicate instantly. However, along with the benefits of keeping in touch, using new communication technologies can have negative consequences for both soldiers and their families, according to a study by University of Missouri researcher Brian Houston. This research could lead to guidelines for how active military personnel and their families can best use modern communications.

"Deployed soldiers and their families should be aware that newer methods of communication, especially texting, can have unintended impacts," said Houston, assistant professor of communication in the College of Arts and Science. "The brevity and other limitations of text messages often limit the emotional content of a message. The limited emotional cues in text messages or email increases the potential for misunderstandings and hurt feelings. For example, children may interpret a deployed parent's brief, terse text message negatively, when the nature of the message may have been primarily the result of the medium or the situation."

Houston's study documented the frequency and quality of communications between soldiers and their families then examined how those results were associated with the emotions and behaviors of military children and spouses. Children who had the greatest degree of communication with a deployed parent also showed the greatest number of behavioral problems and emotional troubles. Houston suggested this may be because when kids are having a hard time they may be most likely to reach out to a deployed parent. However, that can cause a conflict for the soldier between the roles of warrior and parent.

"Bad news from home can distract a soldier from their duties and double their stress load," said Houston. "A soldier ca
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Wall
walltj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Report: Strategies to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus in soldiers
2. War causes mental illness in soldiers
3. Explosions Are Main Cause of Spine Injuries in U.S. Soldiers
4. Energy Drinks Disrupting U.S. Soldiers Sleep: CDC
5. Todays U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report
6. Foot soldiers of the immune system
7. Physical, Sexual Assault May Raise Soldiers Suicide Risk
8. Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems
9. Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries
10. Why some soldiers develop PTSD while others dont
11. For highly educated women, families are an increasingly popular option
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 , ... Healthpointe ... pain management team. Dr. Alupay, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, will be evaluating ... as well as neurological conditions. , After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... FSAstore.com today announced the ... HSA holders. HSAstore.com makes it simple to use, spend and manage HSA funds with ... their accounts. , According to a report by Devenir , approximately 13.8 ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... ... relations, marketing, and creative design firm, today announced that TimberNook ( http://www.timbernook.com/ ... and social media campaign, content strategy, and marketing launch package for new ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... ... (NIWH) have jointly announced a partnership focused on providing knowledge organizing and differential ... The study will be conducted with NIWH trained patient health educators, utilizing the ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 , ... ... law announce the launch of their new website, the Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit ... FDA warning*, and serves as a resource for persons wishing to learn more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Pedro S. Alupay, M.D., Now Providing Pain Management Services at Healthpointe in Irwindale 2Health News:Dr. Pedro S. Alupay, M.D., Now Providing Pain Management Services at Healthpointe in Irwindale 3Health News:Introducing HSAstore.com: A New E-commerce Site for Health Savings Account Eligible Products and Services 2Health News:Introducing HSAstore.com: A New E-commerce Site for Health Savings Account Eligible Products and Services 3Health News:TimberNook Selects Calypso Communications for PR, Social Media and Content Strategy 2Health News:Isabel Healthcare and the National Institute of Whole Health Announce Partnership for a Pilot Study Using the Isabel Diagnostic Support Tool and Knowledge Organizer 2Health News:Isabel Healthcare and the National Institute of Whole Health Announce Partnership for a Pilot Study Using the Isabel Diagnostic Support Tool and Knowledge Organizer 3Health News:National Attorneys Launch Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit Center 2Health News:National Attorneys Launch Invokana Ketoacidosis Lawsuit Center 3
... ... ... , ... , , , ...
... Benefit from Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa does not apply to obese ... types of bone-building drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis ... research. , The study, which included 6,000 Wisconsin women aged ... such as Fosamax, Boniva and Zometa for more than two ...
... ... announced the acquisition of Rainbow Medical Center, an independent medical group providing care for more ... the Fremont Medical Centers Division of HealthCare Partners of Nevada. , ... (PRWEB) March 5, 2010 -- HealthCare Partners of Nevada, ...
... ... Six Sigma and national best selling author reveals The Great Discovery®, a ... beyond. In this sense, it is a way that virtually any ... Great Discovery® is a highly structured and systematic way of thinking that ...
... 39th Annual Meeting of the American Association for ... Convention Center in Washington, DC, lead researcher M. ... poster of a study titled "Epithelial-to-Endothelial Transition: An ... and a team of researchers have reported that ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. (HDL, Inc.) Launches Community Initiative, It Starts with the Heart 2Health News:Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. (HDL, Inc.) Launches Community Initiative, It Starts with the Heart 3Health News:Certain Bone Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk 2Health News:HealthCare Partners of Nevada and Rainbow Medical Center Join Forces 2Health News:Co-Creator of Six Sigma Unveils “The Great Discovery” ... the 4th Generation of Six Sigma 2Health News:SarahCare(R) and Posit Science Corporation(R) Join Forces to Bring Brain Fitness to Seniors at SarahCare(R) of Minnesota 2Health News:SarahCare(R) and Posit Science Corporation(R) Join Forces to Bring Brain Fitness to Seniors at SarahCare(R) of Minnesota 3Health News:SarahCare(R) and Posit Science Corporation(R) Join Forces to Bring Brain Fitness to Seniors at SarahCare(R) of Minnesota 4Health News:SarahCare(R) and Posit Science Corporation(R) Join Forces to Bring Brain Fitness to Seniors at SarahCare(R) of Minnesota 5
(Date:7/7/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ... ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of ... to acquire the remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio ... million. Dragonbio is a domestic ... joint and other surgical products. Prior to today,s ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... 2015 EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), ... technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal ... offering of 32,000,000 units. Each unit consists of one share ... purchase one share of common stock at a purchase ... units in the offering would result in them beneficially ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... July 7, 2015 Oasmia ... of drugs within human and veterinary oncology, today ... in the United States , ... leading companion animal therapeutic.      (Logo: ... ) , Paccal Vet-CA1 was ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mindray Medical to Acquire the Remaining Stake in Wuhan Dragonbio 2Mindray Medical to Acquire the Remaining Stake in Wuhan Dragonbio 3Mindray Medical to Acquire the Remaining Stake in Wuhan Dragonbio 4EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $16.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $16.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3Oasmia Pharmaceutical Launches US Brand and Sales Platform 2
... , , , ... service Contract Research Organization (CRO) founded in India, today announced the ... Application Suite (OLSAS) by going live with Oracle Siebel Clinical Trial ... , "We are excited to have the rollout of ...
... Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: ... a New Drug Submission (NDS) with the Therapeutic Products ... the antidepressant trazodone. , "We are pleased to file ... R. Howard-Tripp, President and Chief Executive Officer, Labopharm Inc. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SIRO Clinpharm Completes Successful Implementation of Oracle Life Sciences Application Suite 2Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant 2Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant 3
... single liquid stable reagent offers the ... liquid stability to help maximize laboratory ... quick result turnaround time. The proprietary ... reagent provides a long shelf life ...
... powder reagent once reconstituted offers the ... liquid stability to help maximize laboratory ... quick result turnaround time. The proprietary ... reagent provides a long shelf life ...
LCD chart display...
Mobile offers full life cycle service for Sp02 accessories that are the vital link between pulse oximeter and patient...
Medicine Products: