International Journal of Stress Management

The International Journal of Stress Management is a methodical journal for experts treating personal and occupational stress. The journal comprises “peer-reviewed” first-rate original articles including reviews, theoretical, historical, and empirical articles, in addition to editorials and book reviews. Some areas of interest take in “stress and trauma assessment”, “stress and trauma management”, stress management, and treatment issues.

Released as a quarterly journal, it is also the official publication of the International Stress Management Association or ISMA. ISMA is a nonprofit organization committed to “working for a less stressful world”. The organization seeks to press forward the education of students and professionals, as well as make possible methodological sound research within the wide field of “interdisciplinary stress management”, which includes psychology, dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, business and industry, and psychiatry.

The International Journal of Stress Management, issue 4 Volume 13 (November 2006), includes articles reflecting on different issues in stress management internationally and areas of stress, on top of four articles that centers specifically on stress in the “policing” profession. Some of the articles found in this issue include:

Prominent Consequences of Role Stress: A Meta-Analytic Review
This journal article focuses on “role stress”. The article examines well-know effects of role stress, specifically centered on researching dissimilarity in relationships between aspects of role stress, and regularly cited effects through the use of the meta-analysis techniques.

Emotional Disonnance, Burnout, and In-role Performance Among Nurses and Police Officers
The articles touch on two studies -101 police officers and 108 nurses tested the suggestion that “emotionally demanding” connections with recipients can result to emotional dissonance that may in turn, lead to impaired performance and job burnout. Additionally, the authors foresee that “emotional dissonance” would be unconstructively related to in-role performance in terms of its association with burnout.

Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Police Officers
The article centers on a present study that looks at the connections of “posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms” to “subclinical cardiovascular disease” in police officers. The study showed that higher PTSD symptoms in the police sample were linked to an almost double reduction in “brachial artery FMD” -a biomarker of “subclinical cardiovascular disease.

The International Journal of Stress Management targets professionals in the field of education, psychiatry, psychology, medicine, and others “researching stress and treating stress”. The International Journal of Stress Management is distributed in hospitals, other health-related institutes, and hospitals. The rate for subscription to the journal is at $75 for organizations and $35 for individuals.