Zagelbaum, N., Heslin, K., Stein, J., et al. (2014). Factors Influencing Readiness to Deploy in Disaster Response: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Survey of the Department of Veterans Affairs Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System. BMC Emergency Medicine. 14(16).
The authors discuss survey findings that suggest a gender difference in readiness to deploy, as well as a correlation between positive attitudes about training and deployment. The research could be used to inform training for volunteers, as well as policies to support female disaster volunteers.