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Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, symptomatology and coping strategies among Slovene medical emergency professionals

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jana SuklanORCiD


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The study analyses the prevalence of stress events and Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Slovene medical emergency professionals working in a traumatogenic environment. Results showed that 7% of this population suffers from a complete clinical feature of PTSD and over one third experiences some of the PTSD symptoms. The study indicated that symptoms of PTSD differ according to the length of working period, educational level, job position and gender while incidence of severe PTSD does not differ among the groups. The majority of the responders do not get professional mental health support even though they express a need for it. Results support the need of a well-organized and attainable professional program for PTSD screening, psychosocial and psychotherapeutic support for medical emergency professionals.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Oravecz R, Penko J, Suklan J, Krivec J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sigurnost

Year: 2018

Volume: 60

Issue: 2

Pages: 117-127

Print publication date: 31/01/2018

Online publication date: 31/01/2018

Acceptance date: 31/01/2018

ISSN (electronic): 0350-6886

Publisher: Institute of Safety and Research Development