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Table 4 Previous experience as a disaster relief worker as a predictor of psychological distress following disaster relief work

From: The usefulness of pre-employment and pre-deployment psychological screening for disaster relief workers: a systematic review

DisorderPapers reporting significant association with disorder / papers reporting non-significant association with disorder
PTSD[7, 26, 34, 37,38,39, 42, 70,71,72,73] / [29, 39, 48, 50, 51, 65, 68, 74]
Success in prior disaster relief work / [65]
Anxiety/ [48, 51, 65, 68, 74]
Success in prior disaster relief work / [65]
Depression/ [39, 42, 48, 50, 51, 65, 68, 74]
Success in prior disaster relief work [65]
Psychological distress / morbidity[7, 26, 60, 61, 73, 75] / [65, 70]
Success in prior disaster relief work / [65]
Stress/ [42]
Peritraumatic dissociation[38, 64] / [38, 39]
Somatic symptoms/ [51]
Hostility/ [51]