Errett, N., Barnett, D., Thompson, C., et al. (2012). Assessment of Psychological Preparedness and Emergency Response Willingness of Local Public Health Department and Hospital Workers. (Abstract only.) International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. 14(2):125-33.
The authors surveyed hospital and public health workers to assess their willingness to respond to a pandemic influenza emergency scenario and a radiological 'dirty' bomb scenario. They found that respondents that felt psychologically prepared were more willing to respond, and self-reported willingness to respond was influenced by perceived self-efficacy and perceived family preparedness.