Research into Australian emergency services personnel mental health and wellbeing: An evidence map
Tracey Varker, Olivia Metcalf, David Forbes, Katherine Chisolm, Sam Harvey, Miranda Van Hooff, Alexander McFarlane, Richard Bryant, Andrea J Phelps
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Evidence maps are a method of systematically characterising the range of research activity in broad topic areas and are a tool for guiding research priorities. AIMS: 'Evidence-mapping' methodology was used to quantify the nature and distribution of recent peer-reviewed research into the mental health and wellbeing of Australian emergency services personnel. METHODS: A search of the PsycINFO, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases was performed for primary research articles that were published between January 2011 and July 2016. RESULTS: In all, 43 studies of primary research were identified and mapped. The majority of the research focused on organisational and individual/social fa..View full abstract
This evidence mapping project was funded by beyondblue as part of its Police and Emergency Services Program. The study sponsor had no role in the study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation or writing of this report.