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Analysis on Mental Health and Its Associate Factors in Rescue Troops After Earthquake

YI Li;WU Guo-Cheng;WAN Jing;CHEN Song;WANG Zhi-Yong   

  1. Institute of Aviation Medicine, Air Force, Beijing, 100142, China
  • Received:2009-01-06 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-05-15 Published:2009-05-15
  • Contact: YI Li

Abstract: Objective To know the mental health and its associate factors in rescue troops after earthquake and provide basis for further psychological intervention. Methods The rescue troops of Air Force were evaluated with Symptom checklist (SCL-90), Simplified coping style questionnaire (SCSQ), Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised, Short Seale for Chinese (EPQ-RSC) and PTSD Checklist-Military (PCL-M). Results There were positive correlations between negative coping style and the indices of PCL-M and SCL-90; low correlations between positive coping style and PCL-M, SCL-90. The significant differences of PCL-M and SCL-90 among different temperament types were also found. Conclusion The mental health of rescue troops was influenced by their temperament types and coping styles. Some servicemen had need for psychological help in time

Key words: victim of earthquake, serviceman, mental health, psychological evaluation

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