Psychological distress and alcohol use among fire fighters.
Few studies have investigated stressors to which fire fighters are subjected and the potential psychological consequences.
One hundred and forty-five fire fighters were studied to enumerate potential occupational stressors, assess psychological distress and problems with alcohol use, and determine whether a relationship exists between these measures and self-reported stressors.
Hearing that children are in a burning building was the highest ranked stressor.
According to three self-report instruments, between 33 and 41% of the fire fighters were experiencing significant psychological distress, and 29% had possible or probable problems with alcohol use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Alcoolisme, Homme, Trouble humeur, Stress, Epidémiologie, Pompier, Milieu professionnel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Alcoholism, Human, Mood disorder, Stress, Epidemiology, Firefighter, Occupational environment, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0434554
Code Inist : 002B18C07. Création : 199406.