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Secondary Stressors and Extreme Events and Disasters: A Systematic Review of Primary Research from 2010-2011

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The review findings from non-randomised studies published between 2010 and 2011 identified categories of secondary stressors such as economic stressors, health related stressors, loss of physical possessions and resources, health-related stressors, stress relating to education and schooling, stress arising from media …

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Nurses’ experiences of ethical preparedness for public health emergencies and healthcare disasters: a systematic review of qualitative evidence

 
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Evidence suggests that nurses, like other emergency co-workers, are grossly under-prepared for making the ‘tough moral choices’ that often have to be made during a mass casualty event.
This review highlights the lack of published research on nurses’ direct experiences of being …

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Evidence in humanitarian emergencies: what does it look like?

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By Jeremy Shoham and Marie McGrath, ENN
Over 20 years, ENN has published Field Exchange to help achieve our purpose of strengthening the evidence and know-how for effective nutrition interventions in countries prone to crisis and high levels of malnutrition. It provides the experiences of those implementing nutrition …

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of mental health promotion interventions for young people in low and middle income countries 

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Interventions promoting the mental health of young people can be implemented effectively in Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC) school and community settings with moderate to strong evidence of their impact on both positive and negative mental health outcomes. Findings from school-based …

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The methods and outcomes of cultural adaptations of psychological treatments for depressive disorders: a systematic review

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Psychological Treatments (PTs) are effective in the treatment of depressive disorders in populations other than those for whom they were originally developed.
Adapting evidence-based psychological treatments to incorporate elements that are contextually relevant and meaningful in the culture in which they …

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World Trade Center Disaster Exposure-Related Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Responders and Civilians: A Meta-Analysis

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Probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stands out as one of the major syndromes that appears to have endured over the decade following the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster in New York Metropolitan area. One could hypothesize that the risk of having …

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Supplementary feeding for improving the health of disadvantaged infants and children: what works and why?

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Effective implementation ensures that children receive supplementary foods as planned, and that programmes are tailored in the context of their needs as well as those of their caregivers.
The objective of the realist review, done alongside this systematic review, was to determine the mechanisms …

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Posttraumatic growth amongst refugee populations

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Posttraumatic growth (PTG) can occur across diverse age groups subsequent to numerous traumatic events, and is often associated with positive outcomes. Results from the systematic review of randomised (1 RCT) and non-randomised studies (16 studies) produce a rich dataset on PTG; …

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Social mobilisation, consent and acceptability: a review of human papillomavirus vaccination procedures in low and middle-income countries

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Effective communication is considered especially important prior to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction to encourage acceptance, uptake and adherence among girls of an often-novel age group.
This study synthesised experiences and lessons learnt around social mobilisation, consent, and acceptability from 37 low and middle-income countries …

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Psychological interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder in people living with HIV in Resource poor settings: a systematic review

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Psychological interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) appear to be effective and need to be scaled up after being adapted to the local cultural context and should be guided by recommended treatment guidelines for LMIC settings, such as those found in …

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