Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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