|Document ID (ISN)||109131|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||West C., Bernard B., Mueller C., Kitt M., Driscoll R., Tak S.
||Mental health outcomes in police personnel after hurricane Katrina
||June 2008, Vol.50, No.6, p.689-695. 39 ref.
||This cross-sectional study examined symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) personnel who provided law enforcement and relief services to affected communities following Hurricane Katrina. Mental health outcomes related to personal and work-related exposures of police personnel eight weeks after the hurricane were surveyed by means of a questionnaire. Of the 912 police personnel who completed the questionnaire, 26% reported symptoms consistent with depression and 19% reported symptoms consistent with PTSD. For PTSD, risk factors included recovery of bodies, crowd control, assault and injury to a family member. Depressive symptoms were associated with rare family contact, uninhabitable home, isolation from the NOPD, assault and injury to a family member.
||USA; psychology of work organization; mental health; police forces; risk factors; disasters; emergency organization
||subjective assessment; symptoms; depressive neurosis; traumatic neurosis; complications of injury; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; violence; psychology and sociology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism