Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among Kuwaiti firefighters.

F. al-Naser, G. S. Everly

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It has been proven time and again that emergency service personnel experience much more stress than non-emergency workers. This has been a negative factor which affects their social, psychological, and emotional life. The purpose of the present study is to add to the cross-cultural data relating to the prevalence of posttraumatic stress among emergency services personnel, specifically firefighters. A random sample of 108 Kuwaiti firefighters yielded a psychometric prevalence of PTSD of 18.5%. These findings are consistent with data from the United States and from Canada.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of emergency mental health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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