The relationship between quality of life and posttraumatic stress disorder or major depression for firefighters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

@article{Chen2007TheRB,
  title={The relationship between quality of life and posttraumatic stress disorder or major depression for firefighters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan},
  author={Yong-Shing Chen and M Chen and Frank Huang-chih Chou and F Sun and Pei-Chun Chen and Kuan-Yi Tsai and Shin-Shin Chao},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={1289-1297}
}
The work of firefighters involves the risk of exposure to the harmful effects of toxic substances as well as the possibility of enormous emotional shock from disasters, which may result in psychiatric impairments and a lower quality of life. Therefore, we examined quality of life, prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression, and the related risk factors for firefighters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This is a two-stage survey study. During the first stage, we used the 36… CONTINUE READING

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