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Mental health, social functioning, and disability in postwar Afghanistan.
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In this nationally representative survey of Afghans, prevalence rates of symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were high and underscore the need for donors and health care planners to address the current lack of mental health care resources, facilities, and trained mental health health care professionals in Afghanistan. Expand
Mental health symptoms following war and repression in eastern Afghanistan.
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Prevalence rates of having experienced multiple traumatic events and having symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD were high in inhabitants of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan and these findings suggest that mental health symptoms in this region should be addressed at the population and primary health care level. Expand
Karenni refugees living in Thai-Burmese border camps: traumatic experiences, mental health outcomes, and social functioning.
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Mental health outcome scores indicated elevated levels of depression and anxiety symptoms; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) scores were comparable to scores in other communities affected by war and persecution. Expand
Factors Affecting Mental Health of Local Staff Working in the Vanni Region, Sri Lanka.
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It was recommended that organizations provide stress-management training and increase support to their staff. Expand
State Socioeconomic Indicators and Self-Reported Hypertension Among US Adults, 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
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The observed state SES–hypertension association indicates that area SES may contribute to the burden of hypertension in community-dwelling adults. Expand
Rationale for regular reporting on health disparities and inequalities - United States.
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This first of its kind, this 2011 CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (2011 CHDIR) represents a milestone in CDC's long history of working to eliminate disparities. Expand
Predeployment Mental Health and Trauma Exposure of Expatriate Humanitarian Aid Workers: Risk and Resilience Factors
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Expatriate aid workers completed a predeployment survey, including measures of mental health (depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder), risk factors (childhood trauma, family risk, and adult trauma exposure); and resilience factors (coping, social support, and healthy lifestyle) to assess their baseline mental health during preparation for deployment. Expand
Perspectives on public health workforce research.
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A strategic framework for public health workforce research is outlined that includes six functional areas (ie, definition and standards, data, methodology, evaluation, policy, and dissemination and translation) and is summarized as eight major research themes. Expand
Incorporating Spatial Trends and Anisotropy in Geostatistical Mapping of Soil Properties
The spatial variation in soil parameters often differs with direction. These differences may occur naturally or may be due to management practices. Regardless of their origin, they present aExpand
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