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Accession Number ADA582835
Title Stressors and Coping in the Norwegian Aeromedical Detachment in Afghanistan 2008-2010.
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 19p
Personal Author B. Salberg C. Moldjord F. Sunde J. C. Laberg
Abstract Since spring 2008, The Norwegian Air Force has deployed a Bell 412 helicopter unit and the Norwegian Aero Medical Detachment (NAD) in the international operations in Afghanistan. The objective of this study was to improve our knowledge of incidents and burdens experienced by military personnel and their ability to cope with these stressors during service in Afghanistan. This study examines first, the frequency and intensity of experienced stressors and second, the coping abilities among the personnel serving in NAD Contingent II, III and IV in Afghanistan. We also compared potential differences in the stress burden between NAD and similar service in Bosnia and Kosovo. A survey of critical incidents involving our units may provide important knowledge for military training and education. One last important objective was to identify which coping strategies that was most prominent in this environment.
Keywords Afghanistan
Foreign reports
Military forces(Foreign)
Military personnel
Nad(Norwegian aeromedical detachment)
Nato furnished

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57W - Stress Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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