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Sleep Quality and Associated Factors Among Firefighters in Bangkok, Thailand: A Cross-sectional Study

Piyachaiseth N, Sithisarankul P, Ratanachina J

Objectives: Professional firefighters face various health hazards and are required to maintain both physical and mental fitness to effectively mitigate crises and respond to emergencies. Moreover, the long working hours...
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Association Between Social Support, and Depressive Symptoms Among Firefighters: The Mediating Role of Negative Coping

Wang L, Chen F, Zhang Y, Ye M

Background Depressive symptoms (DS) can erode physical and mental health; social support (SS) is considered a buffer for DS and a promoter for improving coping and recovery abilities. However, there is...
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Pandemic Grief Reaction and Intolerance of Uncertainty on the Cognitive-Behavioral Model of COVID-Related Hypochondriasis Among Firefighters

Chung S, Lee HS, Jang S, Shin YW, Kim JH, Jun JY

Objective This study aimed to explore the feasibility of cognitive-behavioral model hypochondriasis regarding coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) among firefighters. In addition, we examined the possible role of their grief reaction and...
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Psychological Well-Being of Firefighters

Riccardi E, Fontana L, Pacella D, Fusco F, Marinaro I, Costanzo G, Vassallo F, Triassi M, Iavicoli I

Background COVID-19 pandemic represented a unique stressful event that affected the physical health and psychological well-being (PWB) of individuals and communities. Monitoring PWB is essential not only to clarify the burden...
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Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Its Mediation Effect on the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior in Firefighters

Park H, Oh S, Min B, Kim JI, Jeon H, Kim JH

Objective This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and the correlates of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in firefighters. We also investigated the mediating role of NSSI frequency in the...
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Occupational Hazards in Firefighting: Systematic Literature Review

Cuenca-Lozano MF, Ramírez-García CO

Background Firefighting involves exposure of firefighters to risks related to this activity, serious injuries, and occupational diseases are recorded. There are other consequences such as thermal and emotional stress. This systematic...
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Trauma Exposure and Suicidal Ideation among Korean Male Firefighters: Examining the Moderating Roles of Organizational Climate

Back CY, Hyun DS, Chang SJ, Jeung DY

Background This study investigated the relationship between trauma exposure and suicidal ideation. Moreover, this study examines the moderating roles of organizational climate on the association between trauma exposure and suicidal ideation...
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Influencing Factors for Sleep Quality among Firefighters: Based on Objective and Subjective Evaluation

Jeon Y, Choi H

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess insomnia and the quality of sleep, investigate the concordance between objective and self-report sleep patterns, and identify physiological, psychological, and situational...
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Musculoskeletal Model for Assessing Firefighters’ Internal Forces and Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders During Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Carriage

Wang S, Wang Y

Background Firefighters are required to carry self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which increases the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. This study assessed the newly recruited firefighters’ internal forces and potential musculoskeletal disorders when...
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Firefighters’ Perceptions of Psychological Intervention Programs in South Korea during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kwak M, Im M

Purpose: Firefighters belong to an occupational group that is consistently exposed to psychological challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examines firefighters’ perceptions of psychological intervention programs. Methods: Semi-structured...
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Risk of Cerebro-Cardiovascular Diseases among Police Officers and Firefighters: A Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study

Lee J, Lee WR, Yoo KB, Cho J, Yoon J

Purpose: Police officers and firefighters are exposed to risk factors for cerebro-cardiovascular diseases, and the actual risk is expected to increase compared with other occupational groups. The present study aimed...
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Non-cancer health risks in firefighters: a systematic review

Kim JA, Song SY, Jeong W, Jun JK

osFirefighters are occupationally exposed to hazardous factors that may increase their risk of disease. However, non-cancer disease risk in firefighters has not been systematically examined. This systematic review aimed to...
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Regional Gray Matter Volume Related to High Occupational Stress in Firefighters

Lee D, Kim W, Lee JE, Lee J, Lee SK, Chang SJ, Jeung DY, Hyun DS, Ryu HY, Kim C, Jung YC

Background: Firefighters inevitably encounter emotionally and physically stressful situations at work. Even firefighters without diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder receive clinical attention because the nature of the profession exposes them to...
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The Mediating Effect of Perceived Appraisal Support on the Relationship between Neuroticism and Occupational Stress in Firefighters

Kim Y

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating effect of perceived appraisal support between neuroticism and occupational stress in firefighters. Methods: The subjects of this study were...
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Factors influencing emergency medical competencies of health centers and fire stations in areas that are vulnerable to earthquakes

Baek S, Han S

Objective This study aimed to investigate the factors influencing the emergency medical competency (EMC), perceived by the fire station and health center staff, in the areas where of emergency medical...
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Experiences of Posttraumatic Growth in Firefighters with Repeated Traumatic Events

Ko Y, Ha Y

Purpose: The study aimed to explore experiences of the posttraumatic growth (PTG) in firefighters with repeated exposure to traumatic events. Methods: Participants were 11 firefighters from two fire departments, who...
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An Integrative Literature Review on Psychological Intervention Research for Firefighters

Im M, Kwak M

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to find core components of psychological intervention for firefighters by integrative literature review. Methods: Whittemore and Knafl’s integrative review methods was used to synthesize...
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The Effect of a Job Stress Management Program Based on Acceptance-Commitment Therapy for Firefighting Paramedics

Lee JW, Ha JH

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop an acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT) based job stress management programs for firefighting paramedics and to examine the effects on the psychological flexibility,...
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The Structural Equation Model for Posttraumatic Growth of Firefighter: Based on the Calhoun and Tedeschi's model of posttraumatic growth

Jeong YJ, Jeon MY

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to construct and validate a posttraumatic growth structural model for firefighters based on Calhoun and Tedeschi’s model (2006). Methods: The research data was...
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Organizational Climate Effects on the Relationship Between Emotional Labor and Turnover Intention in Korean Firefighters

Ryu HY, Hyun DS, Jeung DY, Kim CS, Chang SJ

Background The purpose of this study is to examine the combined effects of organizational climate (OC) with emotional labor (EL) on turnover intention in Korean firefighters. Methods The data were obtained from the...
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