Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 519501
Sist endret: 28. september 2016 14:49

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 519501
Sist endret: 28. september 2016 14:49
Prosjekt

Occurrence of post traumatic stress symptoms and their relationship to professional quality of life (ProQoL) among staff in Child- and Adolescent Mental Care Units: a cross-sectional study

prosjektleder

Anne Mari Undheim
ved RKBU Midt-Norge - Regionalt kunnskapssenter for barn og unge - psykisk helse og barnevern ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Institutt for nevromedisin og bevegelsesvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Klassifisering

Emneord

Miljøterapi • Forebyggende psykisk helsevern, barn og unge

HRCS-helsekategori

  • Mental helse

HRCS-forskningsaktivitet

  • 5.6 Psykologiske og atferdsmessige

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 29. juli 2010 Slutt: 1. mai 2014

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Occurrence of post traumatic stress symptoms and their relationship to professional quality of life (ProQoL) among staff in Child- and Adolescent Mental Care Units: a cross-sectional study

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Background: The level of aggression in child and adolescent mental health care (CAMH) can be high, leading to adverse feelings and negative workplace experiences among caregivers. If this then leads to burn-out and posttraumatic stress, it could interfere with the caregivers’ therapeutic relationships and alliances which are known to be imperative for results in CAMH care. Various CAMH units organise themselves in different ways in order to optimize therapeutic relations. Therefore it could be hypothesized that there are differences between institutions with regard to professional quality of life and adverse reactions when exposed to aggression.

Objective: to explore the differences between professional quality of life, symptoms of post-traumatic stress and exposure to violence among milieu therapists in two differently organised CAMH units.
Methods: The study was cross-sectional using two questionnaires: the Post Traumatic Check List – Civilian version (PCL-C) and Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQoL). The survey was administered anonymously among milieu therapists at two CAMH units. Correlation and linear regression methods were applied to explain differences.

Results: There were significant differences between the two institutions. In the institution with high exposure to violence, burnout scores and symptoms of post-traumatic stress were significantly lower than in the institution with low exposure to violence. These differences were not explained for by differences in sex, age, length of professional experience and exposure to violence on the two institutions.

Conclusion: There are differences in burnout and posttraumatic stress symptoms between the two institutions which are not explained for by the level of exposure to violence. It is concluded that other factors must be of importance to explaining the differences. It is speculated that the staffs’ amount of continuous face-to face contact with users of the facilities and differences in user characteristics could induce this high symptom load.

Metode

The study was cross-sectional using two questionnaires: the Post Traumatic Check List – Civilian version (PCL-C) and Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQoL). The survey was administered anonymously among milieu therapists at two CAMH units. Correlation and linear regression methods were applied to explain differences.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Anne Mari Undheim

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved RKBU Midt-Norge - Regionalt kunnskapssenter for barn og unge - psykisk helse og barnevern ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Tom Krisman Kule Palmstierna

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved PH - Kompetansesenteret for sikkerhets, -fengsels- og rettspsykiatri ved St. Olavs Hospital HF
Aktiv cristin-person

Christian Lauvrud

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved RKBU Midt-Norge - Regionalt kunnskapssenter for barn og unge - psykisk helse og barnevern ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved PH - Kompetansesenteret for sikkerhets, -fengsels- og rettspsykiatri ved St. Olavs Hospital HF
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved PH - Divisjonsstab Psykisk Helsevern ved St. Olavs Hospital HF
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