Exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms among first responders working in proximity to the terror sites in Norway on July 22, 2011 – a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Skogstad2015ExposureAP,
  title={Exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms among first responders working in proximity to the terror sites in Norway on July 22, 2011 – a cross-sectional study},
  author={Laila Skogstad and Anja M Fjetland and \Oivind Ekeberg},
  booktitle={Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Norway experienced two terror attacks on July 22, 2011. A car bomb exploded in the Oslo government district killing eight people. Shortly after, 69 adolescents gathered at a political youth camp were shot and killed at Utøya Island. First responders were exposed to multiple risk factors for the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). METHODS This cross-sectional study investigated the degree of perceived peritraumatic strain among police officers, fire-fighters, and… CONTINUE READING
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