Is a Personal Trauma History a Risk Factor for the Development of Secondary Traumatization in EMDR Therapists?

Symptoms severe enough to constitute a secondary traumatization (ST) can arise from providing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. However, little is known about specific risk factors such as a personal trauma history. EMDR therapists (n = 115) filled out a questionnaire battery to test whether the personal trauma history predicts symptom levels over and beyond vicarious exposure and whether vicarious exposure mediates the relationship between primary trauma history and current ST severity.

Moral injury appraisals and posttraumatic stress symptoms in trauma-exposed police officers : a latent class analysis

Background: Police officers encounter various potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and may becompelled to engage in actions that contradict their moral codes. Consequently, they are at riskto develop symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but also moral stress or moralinjury (MI). To date, MI in police officers has received limited attention.


Fluctuations of stress and resilience in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic : Insights and recommendations

Healthcare workers (HCW) have faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19, with significant impact on their well-being. We aimed to monitor stress-related symptoms and resilience in HCW over time in relation to various factors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Measuring refugees’ capabilities : translation, adaptation, and valuation of the OxCAP-MH into Juba Arabic for use among South Sudanese male refugees in Uganda

Forcibly displaced populations are highly vulnerable to psychosocial distress and mental disorders, including alcohol misuse. In an ongoing trial that seeks to develop a transdiagnostic intervention addressing psychological distress and alcohol use disorders among conflict-affected populations, we will carry out a cost-effectiveness evaluation using a capability-based Oxford Capabilities Mental Health (OxCAP-MH) measure. The OxCAP-MH is a 16-item questionnaire developed from the Capability Approach, that covers multiple domains of functioning and welfare.

Nurturing families : A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a whole-family intervention with vulnerable families in Jordan

Armed conflict and forced displacement can significantly strain nurturing family environments, which are essential for child well-being. Yet, limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of family-systemic interventions in these contexts. We  conducted a two-arm, single-masked, feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial (fRCT) of a whole-family intervention with Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian families in Jordan. Weaimed to determine the feasibility of intervention and study procedures to inform a fully-powered RCT.

The effect of psychological first-aid virtual education on the communication skills of nurses in disasters : a randomized controlled trial

Disasters have affected the physical and mental health of people around the world. Since nurses are frontlines in disasters, it seems necessary to prepare for this responsibility. This study investigates the effect of psychological first-aid virtual education on the communication skills of nurses in disasters such as COVID pandemic.

Effects of mhealth applications on military personnel’s physical and mental health : A systematic review

This systematic review examined the effects of mobile health (mHealth) apps on the physical and mental health outcomes of military personnel. Fourteen studies (10 RCTs, 4 non-RCTs) published between 2000 and 2022 were included.


Are rescue workers still at risk? : A meta-regression analysis of the worldwide prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and risk factors

Rescue workers (policemen, firefighters, emergency medical staff, etc.) experience intense stress due to rescuing and helping victims of accidents, terrorist attacks, violent crimes, and natural disasters. Overexposure and ineffective coping with such stressful events may lead to developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Wellbeing of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Personnel in a Challenging Work Context : A Qualitative Study

Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) personnel provide on-scene trauma care to patients with high mortality risk. Work in the HEMS setting is characterized by frequent exposure to critical incidents and other stressors. The aim of this study was to further our understanding of the factors underlying HEMS personnel wellbeing to inform organizations regarding workplace interventions that can be implemented to support employees.

Prevalence and associated factors of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nurses : a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: Nurses in emergency departments are at a high risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress because of their frequent exposure to trauma patients and high-stress environments.

Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the overall prevalence of secondary traumatic stress among emergency nurses and to identify the contributing factors.