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ID (ISN) del documento109131
Número CIS 09-237
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) West C., Bernard B., Mueller C., Kitt M., Driscoll R., Tak S.
Título Mental health outcomes in police personnel after hurricane Katrina
Información bibliográfica June 2008, Vol.50, No.6, p.689-695. 39 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; psicología y organización del trabajo; salud mental; fuerzas de orden publico; factores de riesgo; catástrofes; organización de las intervenciones de urgencia
Descriptores (secundarios) apreciación subjetiva; síntomas; neurosis depresiva; neurosis post-traumática; complicaciones de los traumatismos; encuesta por cuestionario; estudio transversal; violencia; psicología y sociología
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Estrés, factores sicosociales
Navegación por categoria(s) Mental health
Psychological factors
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism