"Assessing Staff Acute Stress Post Beirut Blast (Wave 1) at SGHUMC"

IDRAAC launched a prospective cohort study to describe, examine, and evaluate the impact of the Beirut’s explosions on the mental health of SGHUMC staff, especially pertaining to Acute Stress Disorder (ASD).

This study included a baseline assessment of acute stress levels (after an average of 10 days of the explosion) with a follow-up after 3 weeks from the explosion.


Staff at SGHUMC who underwent PCR testing were approached to be enrolled in this study and were handed a self-filled questionnaire (available in two languages) that included a screening of ASD and questions related to the explosion. 


Staff who felt the need to seek mental health support were referred to the walk-in clinic  and hotline and those at high risk were contacted for further support. 


Analysis of the baseline study are under way and will will be submitted for publication in a scientific journal.


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