Sleep problems, depression, substance use, social bonding, and quality of life in professional firefighters.

@article{Carey2011SleepPD,
  title={Sleep problems, depression, substance use, social bonding, and quality of life in professional firefighters.},
  author={Mary G Adams Carey and Salah Al-Zaiti and Grace E. Dean and Loralee Sessanna and Deborah S Finnell},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={928-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Little attention has been given to factors contributing to firefighters' psychosomatic well-being. The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine such contributing factors in a sample of professional firefighters. METHODS Measures assessing sleep, depression, substance use, social bonding, and quality of life were examined in 112 firefighters. RESULTS Overall, many firefighters reported sleep deprivation (59%), binge drinking behavior (58%), poor mental well-being (21… CONTINUE READING
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