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Member Research and Reports

Member Research and Reports

UAB Studies Stress, Health, and Coping Strategies of Veterinary Support Staff

Dr. Elizabeth H. Maples, assistant professor in the department of environmental health sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in conjunction with UAB alumnus Dr. Sandra Morales Foster, conducted a mixed-method study to characterize the occupational stress, health status, and coping strategies of 104 members of the Alabama Veterinary Technician Association. A web-based survey was used to administer three validated and reliable instruments to gather the quantitative data, and interviews were conducted to gather qualitative data.