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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

Breaking the Silence: Sexual Harassment of Mexican Women Farmworkers
Study of Mexican women farmworker experiences of workplace sexual harassment in rural Yakima Valley, Washington. Data taken from 2 focus group sessions of 10 participants each, reflecting frequency of sexual harassment and hostile work environment experiences. Discusses negative health effects of workplace and harassment-related stress, barriers to reporting, and prevention strategies.
Author(s): Nicole Jung-Eun Kim, Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Elizabeth Torres, R. M. Bud Nicola, Catherine Karr
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(2), 154-162
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Counteracting the Darkness of Physician Burnout
Provides an overview of the problem of physician burnout in rural areas. Features the experience of Dr. Jill Kruse from her work as a young primary care physician in rural South Dakota. Identifies the signs of burnout and discusses methods to build resiliency and provide support.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives' Inherited Pain
Discusses the concept of intergenerational (historical) trauma and its influence on the behavior and health conditions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Identifies the connection between excessive amounts of stress and the development of health issues such as addiction, depression, intimate partner violence, suicide, and diabetes. Includes personal stories to demonstrate the intensity of stress experienced by AI/AN children and families through generations.
Author(s): Mary Annette Pember
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Country Today Media Network
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Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telephone-Delivered Nondirective Supportive Therapy for Rural Older Adults With Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Analyzes therapy provided over the phone and its impact on symptoms of anxiety and depression among aging populations in rural areas that lack mental health services.
Author(s): Gretchen A. Brenes, Suzanne C. Danhauer, Mary F. Lyles, Patricia E. Hogan, Michael E. Miller
Citation: JAMA Psychiatry, 72(10), 1012-1020
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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An Exploratory Study of Mental Health and HIV Risk Behavior among Drug-Using Rural Women in Jail
Examines HIV risk behaviors and mental health conditions through face-to-face interviews with 136 women incarcerated in three rural Kentucky county jails within Appalachia. Includes data and statistics on substance use and HIV risk behaviors for women with anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Author(s): Michele Staton-Tindall, Kathi L.H. Harp, Alexandra Minieri, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(1), 45-54
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Development of a Faith-Based Stress Management Intervention in a Rural African American Community
Findings from interviews conducted in 2011 with 24 African American men who had stress or depressive symptoms, and who participated in Trinity Life Management, a faith-based program in the Mississippi River Delta region of northeastern Arkansas.
Author(s): Keneshia Bryant, Todd Moore, Nathaniel Willis, Kristie Hadden
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 9(3), 423-430
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and HIV Risk Behaviors among Rural American Indian/Alaska Native Women
Seeks to inform HIV intervention and prevention activities by examining how post-traumatic stress disorder, binge drinking, and HIV sexual risk behavior relate to one another among Native American women.
Author(s): Cynthia R. Pearson, Debra Kaysen, Annie Belcourt, et al.
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(3), 1-20
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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A Cross-Sectional Study of Stressors Among Farmers in Eastern North Carolina
A study identifying stressors among farmers in North Carolina as a method in the development of targeted strategies and services to reduce stress and improve health outcomes.
Author(s): Gregory D. Kearney, Ann P. Rafferty, Lauren R. Hendricks, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 75(6), 384-392
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
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Tips for Disaster Responders: Cultural Awareness When Working in Indian Country Post Disaster
Provides information for disaster response workers to build cultural awareness for supporting Native Americans before, during, and after a traumatic event. Discusses cultural values, types of traumatic events, traditional teachings, and talking circles.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Hospital Quality: Tough Issue!
Discusses whether quality measures and patients' wishes may be at odds, and how that affects the perception of whether rural hospitals provide quality care.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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