Brian A. Moore

Brian A. Moore
Kennesaw State University | KSU · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
Kennesaw State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2019 - August 2020
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Position
  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (46)
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Sleep disturbances, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury are highly prevalent in military personnel and veterans. These disorders can negatively impact military performance. Although literature evaluating how posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury directly impact military performance is limited, there is evide...
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Study objectives: Epidemiologic studies of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia in the U.S. military are limited. The primary aim of this study was to report and compare OSA and insomnia diagnoses in active duty United States military service members. Method: Data and service branch densities used to derive the expected rates of diagnoses...
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Recovery from trauma can be naturally occurring or facilitated through psychotherapy. Few brief measures exist to provide clinicians with dispositional, empirical assessments of patient’s sentiments during psychotherapy. This manuscript presents the Dispositional Recovery and Dysfunction Inventory (DRDI), a measure created to assist clinicians in...
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Background: The occupational stress inherent in firefighting poses both physiological and psychological risks to firefighters that have been found to possess a reciprocal nature. That is, the nature of these relationships in terms of indicator and impact are elusive, especially as it relates to sleep health (e.g., quality, quantity, hygiene, etc.)...
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Psychiatric aeromedical evacuations are one of the leading causes of medical related evacuations of US military personnel from combat. Currently, no studies have examined gender and marital status of individuals who were evacuated from combat for a psychiatric diagnosis. Psychiatric aeromedical evacuation data from 5,957 United States military pers...
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Purpose Anxiety disorders can impact the health, performance, and retention of military service members. To inform prevention initiatives and long-term treatment planning, incidence rates across anxiety disorders were evaluated among U.S. active-duty service members over a 20-year period. Method Data were extracted from the Defense Medical Epidemi...
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The contemporary operating environment for deployed United States military operations largely focuses on deployments to predominately Islamic countries. The differences in cultural values between deployed military personnel and the citizens of these Islamic countries place a unique challenge to military personnel, especially when offering medical c...
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Aggressive and violent behaviors are often present in the military. This special issue focused on violence in the military is timely as the United States military has been involved in continuous overseas contingency operations for nearly two decades due to the infamous “9/11” attacks on the twin towers and pentagon. In this introduction to the spec...
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Social change has historically been examined from the perspective of institutional, behavioral, or relational perspectives in regard to shifting social orders or environmental changes, in many cases focusing on the shifting power dynamics with a society. Although this is important, it is equally imperative that scientists examine change through the...
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Psychological reactance refers to the motivational state people experience when their freedoms have been threatened. Jack Brehm identified the construct in the 1960s in response to particular, counterintuitive reactions observed after individuals received a persuasive message. Historically, psychological reactance has, in principal, been examined f...
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Social change is a process by which social groups and societies alter their structure and culture over time. Leadership, looking through the lens of social identity theory, is an example of a mechanism for social change where leaders have the ability to positively shift patterns of behaviors in their followers with increased levels of psychological...
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Helping student service members and veterans (SSM/Vs) earn a college degree is central to supporting them post-service. Yet, this generation of SSM/Vs faces challenges in higher education, including problems adapting to school, poor health, and administrative constraints, contributing to worsened academic outcomes and a sense of isolation on campus...
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Although the violence of war is well-known, members of the United States military also struggle with domestic violence, including intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect. The prevalence of domestic violence is not necessarily higher in the military than in the general population. However, military domestic violence does occur under in...
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is potentially stigmatizing and among the most commonly reported combat-related mental health concerns. Little research has examined implicit cognition in individuals with PTSD. The present research was designed to develop an implicit (Recovery-Dysfunction IAT) assessment to examine recovery and dysfunction mind...
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Objectives: The primary aim was to assess the factor structure and establish measurement invariance across sex for the Perceived Vulnerability and Hardiness Scale. Participants: Sample 1 (N = 377) and Sample 2 (N = 401) were volunteers from six large southern universities. Methods: Iterative and collaborative survey-based focus groups were used...
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Team resilience is a multidimensional, multi-level construct that is influenced by individual, team, and organizational factors. Current research indicates that team resilience enhances organizational outcomes, and potentially can contribute to efforts to enhance the well-being of individuals within the military. Despite a steadily growing literatu...
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Objective: Examine incidence rates of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in a military population over a tenyear period and whether demographic characteristics differ within the same population. Methods: Diagnostic data and demographic variables from 23,821 active duty service members between 2006 and 2015 were analyzed from the Defense Medical Epi...
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The purpose of the study was to understand the impact of involuntary remote working during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceived stress and work-related burnout for workers with and without previous experience of remote work. The authors developed a questionnaire, open from March 23rd to May 19th, 2020, incorporating the Perceived...
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Objective: The primary aims of this study were to identify latent profiles of acute stress disorder (ASD) symptoms and to evaluate postconcussive symptom differences across the identified profiles as measured by the Acute Stress Disorder Scale and the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation, respectively. Method: Participants (N = 315) in the curre...
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Article Abstract: Helping America’s service members and veterans (SSM/Vs) earn a college degree is a key part of the United States of America’s promise to support military members after their service. But research on the current generation of SSM/Vs, those serving after September 11, reveals many barriers to meeting this promise. Chief among them a...
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Background The purpose was to describe an activity-based psychological hardiness training programme delivered by an occupational therapist and examine its acceptability and effectiveness in improving hardiness. Method Participants (N=28) completed the 6-hour programme, which included pre/post-programme completion of the Dispositional Resilience Sc...
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To our knowledge, no studies on health conditions in U.S. military firefighters exist. Data and demographics from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database were analyzed on several shared medical issues among military personnel and civilian firefighters. Descriptive statistics and Chi-Square goodness of fit tests were conducted to support study aim...
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Alcohol use is a concerning issue for the military given its potential negative impact on human performance. Limited data are available regarding the incidence of alcohol use disorder in the military, which is critical to understand to evaluate force readiness, as well as for preventative initiatives and treatment planning. The aim was to examine t...
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This poster examined various health and psychological disorders among military firefighters. To our knowledge, this is the first study to do so. Results indicated that incidence rates of Insomnia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, PTSD, and Tinnitus drastically increased. Concurrently, moderate increases in incidence rates were seen in Adjustment Reactions,...
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Study objectives: Military personnel frequently experience sleep difficulties, but little is known regarding which military or life events most impact their sleep. The Military Service Sleep Assessment (MSSA) was developed to assess the impact of initial military training, first duty assignment, permanent change of station, deployments, redeployme...
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Objective.—To conduct a descriptive transversal study to evaluate the incidence and demographic characteristics of post-traumatic headache using data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database. Background.—Post-traumatic headaches are the most common sequela of head injuries. Military personnel are at higher risk for head injuries, yet inciden...
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This poster examines stress among student service veterans in relation to COVID-19. It specifically looked at preferences for class modality, concerns, and support systems.
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The current study evaluated the factor structure, reliability estimates, correlates, and predictive utility of the Perceived Military Healthcare Stressor Scale (PMHSS) in a sample of active duty military medical personnel (N = 1,131) deployed to Joint Base Balad in Iraq. The sample was composed of an approximately even split of male (51.2%) and fem...
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Introduction Suicide is a significant problem in the U.S. military, with rates surpassing the U.S. general population as of 2008. Although there have been significant advances regarding suicide risk factors among U.S. military service members and veterans, there is little research about risk factors associated with suicide that could be potentially...
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Introduction Contingency operations during the past 18 years have exposed millions of U.S. military service members to numerous combat and operational stressors. Despite this, a relative dearth of literature has focused on the experiences of deployed military medical personnel. As such, the present study aimed to address this gap in the literature...
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 8% of the general population. The prevalence of PTSD is twice as high in active duty service members and military veterans. Few studies have investigated the incidence rates of PTSD in active duty military personnel. The present study evaluated the incidence of PTSD diagnoses and the differ...
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Background: Postpartum depression (PPD) is understudied in military populations. The present descriptive transversal study evaluated the incidence of PPD diagnoses in U.S. military electronic health records, based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and ICD-10 codes, among active duty military servicewomen between 20...
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Purpose Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) commonly report residual excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) despite treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP). The present study aimed to determine whether patients presenting with subjective sleepiness after treatment with PAP therapy had objective evidence of residual sleepiness. Methods We...
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For many decades, the U.S. military's general operational guideline has been to limit the use of trauma-focused treatments for combat and operational stress reactions in military service members until they have returned from deployment. Recently, published clinical trials have documented that active duty military personnel with combat-related postt...
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Introduction Excessive daytime sleepiness affects an estimated 20% of the general population. While the prevalence of sleepiness in the military is largely unknown, it is well established that short sleep duration is endemic. The reasons for this include: the demanding nature of their duties, shift work and 24-hour duty periods, deployments and exi...
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Due to exigencies related to the contemporary operating environment, United States military service members are at increased risk for tinnitus. Previous research has characterized tinnitus prevalence in military veterans, but no population-based study of tinnitus has been conducted in active duty military service members. This study evaluated the i...
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Purpose of Review: We review recent and growing evidence that provides support for a novel parasomnia, trauma associated sleep disorder (TSD). Based on these findings, we further develop the clinical and polysomnographic (PSG) characteristics of TSD. We also address factors that precipitate TSD, develop a differential diagnosis, discuss therapy, an...
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Idiopathic rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) is characterized by vocalizations and complex motor behaviors during sleep. We report a case of a 44-year-old male with a 20-year history of dream enactment behavior that was incidentally captured on a polysomnogram during an evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea. Genetic testing f...
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Introduction Headaches are one of the world’s most common disabling conditions. They are also both highly prevalent and debilitating among military personnel and can have a significant impact on fitness for duty. Hemiplegic migraines are an uncommon, yet severely incapacitating, subtype of migraine with aura for which there has been a significant i...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: The primary objective of this study was to describe the demographic, clinical, and attrition characteristics of active duty U.S. military service members who were aeromedically evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan theaters with a psychiatric condition as the primary diagnosis. The study links the U.S. Transportation Command R...
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This study surveyed 1,129 U.S. military medical personnel deployed to a combat support hospital in Iraq regarding their attitudes and beliefs about providing healthcare to Iraqi National Guard, civilian, and security detainee patients. A significant percentage of military medical personnel reported they were comfortable treating Iraqi patients. How...
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Introduction Limited research has been conducted on the impact of deployment-related trauma exposure on post-traumatic stress symptoms in military medical personnel. This study evaluated the association between exposure to both combat experiences and medical duty stressors and post-traumatic stress symptoms in deployed military medical personnel....

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The present study seeks to extend current research by presenting epidemiological data examining the incidence of mTBIs among active-duty military personnel between 2008 and 2015. Our secondary objective was to examine the representativeness of mTBI among active-duty service members by available individual and military demographic variables.