Identification of post traumatic stress disorder and risk factors in military first responders 6 months after Wen Chuan earthquake in China.

@article{Wang2011IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of post traumatic stress disorder and risk factors in military first responders 6 months after Wen Chuan earthquake in China.},
  author={Huanlin Wang and Hua Jin and Sarah E Nunnink and Wei Guo and Jian Sun and Jianan Shi and Bin Zhao and Yinhau Bi and Tongjun Yan and Haiying Yu and Guangjian Wang and Zhiqing Gao and Hanqing Zhao and Yanghui Ou and Zixiagn Song and Fangbin Chen and James B. Lohr and Dewleen G. Baker},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={130 1-2},
  pages={213-9}
}
BACKGROUND Military personnel commonly serve as first responders to natural disasters. Our aim is to identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and determine risk in military responders to the Wen Chuan earthquake. METHODS Analyses were carried out on 1056 of the 1125 soldiers enrolled. In addition to social demographic characteristics, the Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS) and an Earthquake exposure screening scale were administered. RESULTS PTSD prevalence was 6.53% (69 cases). Logistic… CONTINUE READING

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