Stress and health during medical humanitarian assistance missions.
The present research examined stress and health among service members deployed on a medical humanitarian assistance mission to Kazakstan.
Team members were surveyed before and during their deployment.
Team members underestimated how much stress they would experience in terms of isolation and inability to help the local population.
Team members also used less adaptive coping mechanisms than anticipated and showed elevations in alcohol and cigarette consumption.
Despite these negative experiences, reports of depression and physical symptoms did not increase during the deployment.
This may have been a function of team members being personally involved in important and relevant work during the humanitarian operation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mission professionnelle, Aide internationale, Militaire, Kazakhstan, Asie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Stress, Personnel sanitaire, Santé, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional mission, International assistance, Military, Kazakhstan, Asia, United States, North America, America, Stress, Health staff, Health, Evaluation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0239405
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.