Cohesion, Burnout, and Past Trauma in Tri-Service Medical and Support Personnel
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 172, Number 3, March 2007 , pp. 266-272(7)
Abstract:Past research suggests that the negative consequences related to exposure to traumatic events and injury may impact cohesive work relationships. Additionally, trauma and low cohesive relationships independently predict poorer psychological and physical health in service members. The objective of the present study was to examine the interrelationships between exposure to traumatic events, burnout, and cohesion among tri-service medical and support staff. Surveys were administered to 253 U.S. Army, Army Reserve Units, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy personnel upon arrival in Hawaii for participation in a stressful, 2-week training exercise. Results showed that history of trauma was correlated with poorer view of officers and higher levels on two components of burnout. We discuss how findings can apply to prevention and early intervention efforts.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Schofield Barracks Child and Adolescent Assistance Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI 96859. 2: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, VA Pacific Health Care System, 3375 Koapaka Street, Suite I-560, Honolulu, HI 96819. 3: VA Medical Center, 950 Campbell Drive, West Haven, CT 06516. 4: Schofield Barracks Soldier and Family Assistance Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI 96859. 5: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009.
Publication date: 2007-03-01
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