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Stress, Resilience, Stigma And Barriers To Mental Health Care In AF Nursing Staff
Purpose: To assess if stigma and barriers to accessing mental health (MH) services in Air Force (AF) nurses are influenced by resilience, stress, demographics, deployment, use of MH services,or treatment-seeking. Methods: AF registered nurses (RNs) and medical technicians completed a survey, including demographic items, stigma scale, barriers scale, Conner-Davidson Resilience scale, and Perceived Stress Questionnaire. Sample: n=250 (RNs = 14 1, Medical Technicians = 104, Unknown= 5) Analysis: Descriptive statistics characterized demographics, MH access, deployment(s), and questionnaire scores. Multivariate analysis of variance examined stigma, barriers, stress, and resilience based on demographics and deployment. Logistic regression determined whether treatment-seeking was influenced by military grade, gender, stigma, barriers, stress, and resilience.
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