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Differences in PTSD prevalence and associated risk factors among World Trade Center disaster rescue and recovery workers.

Authors
  • Perrin, Megan A
  • DiGrande, Laura
  • Wheeler, Katherine
  • Thorpe, Lorna
  • Farfel, Mark
  • Brackbill, Robert
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
164
Issue
9
Pages
1385–1394
Identifiers
PMID: 17728424
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Workers and volunteers in occupations least likely to have had prior disaster training or experience were at greatest risk of PTSD. Disaster preparedness training and shift rotations to enable shorter duration of service at the site may reduce PTSD among workers and volunteers in future disasters.

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