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A meta-analysis of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder intervention programs on firefighters

소방공무원의 외상 후 스트레스 장애 중재 프로그램 효과에 관한 메타분석

  • Kang, Min-Ju (Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Kyungil University)
  • Received : 2019.07.14
  • Accepted : 2019.08.18
  • Published : 2019.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to identify the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder intervention programs on firefighters through a meta-analysis. Methods: Seven studies were selected for meta-analysis. The overall average effect size, effect sizes for each intervention variables, and publication bias were analyzed using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis(CMA) version 2.0 (Biostat, Englewood, NJ, USA). Results: Post-traumatic stress disorder intervention programs were found to have a very low, not statistically significant effect (effect size=-.171, confidence interval=-0.361~0.019, Z=-1.768, p>.05). However, these programs was less than 50 (effect size=-.622). Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that further research on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder intervention among firefighters is needed in order to develop more effective programs.

Keywords

Firefighters;Post-traumatic stress disorders;Intervention program;Meta-analysis

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