국립공원 안전관리전담자들의 외상 후 스트레스 실태 및 관련요인
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Post-traumatic stress and related factors among safety manager
in Korea National Park
Advisor : Prof. Han, Mi Ah M.D., Ph.D
Department of Public Health,
Graduate School of Health Science,
Objective: The safety manager rescue people in emergency situations of national park. They are often exposed to traumatic stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of post-traumatic stress and related factors among safety manager in Korea National Park.
Methods: The study subjects were 109 safety manager working in Korea National Park. General characteristics, job-related characteristics, experience of traumatic events and post-traumatic stress were collected by self-reported questionnaires through the mail. The associated factors with post-traumatic stress was analyzed by t-test, ANOVA and multiple linear regression analysis.
Results: Overall score of post-traumatic stress was 10.32±11.37 and 12.8% was the high-risk group of post-traumatic stress disorder. In simple analysis, score of post-traumatic stress was associated with drinking frequency, disease history, duration of career, delay of rescue, provided the break, rest space and the number of experiences of traumatic events. Finally, the score of post-traumatic stress was significantly higher in subjects who experienced 3 (B=9.141, SE=3.538) or more than 4 (B=11.367, SE=3.063) traumatic events compared to subjects without experience of traumatic event.
Conclusion: The score of post-traumatic stress was 10.32±11.37 and 12.8% was the high-risk group among safety manager in Korea National Park. Post-traumatic stress was associated with the experience of traumatic events. Management of safety manager after mobilization or experience of traumatic events will be helpful to decrease of post-traumatic stress.
Key words: National Park, Post-traumatic stress, Rescue
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