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Psychological Distress, Depression, Anxiety, and Burnout among International Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Longitudinal Study
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When recruiting and preparing aid workers for deployment, organizations should consider history of mental illness and take steps to decrease chronic stressors, and strengthen social support networks. Expand
Social support, organisational support, and religious support in relation to burnout in expatriate humanitarian aid workers
Expatriate humanitarian aid workers are embedded in global crises, exposing them to traumatic and occupational stress and putting them at risk for job burnout. Aid workers (N = 111) from anExpand
Trauma Exposure and PTSD Symptoms in International Relief and Development Personnel
TLDR
The need for personnel programs; predeployment training, risk assessment, and contingency planning may better prepare personnel for service. Expand
Stress, mental health, and burnout in national humanitarian aid workers in Gulu, northern Uganda.
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Higher levels of social support, stronger team cohesion, and reduced exposure to chronic stressors were associated with improved mental health, and work-related factors appear to influence the relationship between the two strategies. Expand
Cultural Identity and Reentry in Short-Term Student Missionaries
This study explores the relationship between cross cultural reentry and cultural identity in college student participants in short-term international mission trips. Twenty undergraduate students fromExpand
Factors Affecting Mental Health of Local Staff Working in the Vanni Region, Sri Lanka.
TLDR
It was recommended that organizations provide stress-management training and increase support to their staff. Expand
Exposure to Violence, Support Needs, Adjustment, and Motivators Among Guatemalan Humanitarian Aid Workers
TLDR
Direct community violence exposure and levels of emotional exhaustion were positively related to PTSD symptoms, while levels of personal accomplishment were inversely related to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Expand
Predeployment Mental Health and Trauma Exposure of Expatriate Humanitarian Aid Workers: Risk and Resilience Factors
TLDR
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
Factors Associated With Adverse Mental Health Outcomes in Locally Recruited Aid Workers Assisting Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
TLDR
There was a significant difference in depression, anxiety, and burnout across nationality, and traumatic exposure increased the risk for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Expand
Trajectories of spiritual change among expatriate humanitarian aid workers: A prospective longitudinal study
Expatriate humanitarian aid workers are often exposed to traumatic events and human suffering in the context of their deployments. Internal resources, such as having recourse to a transcendentExpand
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