Psychological stress and lower-back injuries in mental health professionals : an experiential exploration

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Sarnecki, Damian S. J
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2007
Psychological stress, lower back injuries (LBI), and lower back pain (LBP) are prevalent problems in society today. Research on the psychological factors involved stress and lower back injuries has been diverse. The proposed project will endeavour to answer to following questions: Do mental health professionals experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, or lower-back injuries? What etiological work or non work-related factors do these individuals believe contribute to and/or detract from their difficulties? What interventions do these individuals utilize to alleviate their symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and/or lower-back injuries? These questions were addressed via the use of a semi-structured interview adapted from a formal psychological assessment scale (The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 42 or DASS 42). The interview results will be reported in a case-by-case format and general thematic format. This project will conclude with a review of the author's recommendations for further research, as well as a brief examination of his personal learning statement.
viii, 86 leaves ; 29 cm. --
Mental health personnel -- Mental health , Mental health personnel -- Job stress , Mental health personnel -- Wounds and injuries , Backache , Depression, Mental