The burden of psychological symptoms in UK Armed Forces.

  title={The burden of psychological symptoms in UK Armed Forces.},
  author={Margaret D. Jones and Roberto J Rona and Richard I Hooper and Simon Wesseley},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={56 5},
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of psychological symptoms during periods of relatively low deployment activity and the factors associated with each psychological health outcome. METHODS A survey of 4500 randomly selected UK service personnel was carried out in 2002. The questionnaire included the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), the post-traumatic stress disorder checklist (PCL), 15 symptoms and an assessment of alcohol intake. RESULTS A total of 20% were above cut-offs for GHQ-12… CONTINUE READING
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