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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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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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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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Work Conditions and Practices in Norwegian Fire Departments From 1950 Until Today: A Survey on Factors Potentially Influencing Carcinogen Exposure

Jakobsen J, Babigumira R, Danielsen M, Grimsrud TK, Olsen R, Rosting C, Veierød MB, Kjærheim K

Background Meta-analyses have shown firefighters to be at an increased risk of several cancer types. Occupational carcinogen exposure may explain these increased risks. This study aims to describe Norwegian fire departments'...
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Functional Movement Screen as a Predictor of Occupational Injury Among Denver Firefighters

Shore E, Dally M, Brooks S, Ostendorf D, Newman M, Newman L

Background: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) is a screening tool used to assess an individual's ability to perform fundamental movements that are necessary to do physically active tasks. The purpose...
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Cancer Perceptions Among Smokeless Tobacco Users: A Qualitative Study of US Firefighters

Jitnarin N, Poston WS, Jahnke SA, Haddock CK, Kelley HN

Background: Prevalence rates of smokeless tobacco (SLT) use among firefighters are remarkably high and substantially higher than similar occupational groups and the general U.S. population. The purpose of this study...
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The Relationship between Insomnia and Somatization According to Types of Work of Firefighters

Yoon H, Ju G, Lee SI, Shin CJ, Son JW, Kim S, Park H, Lee JH

Objectives:Firefighters are always under stress due to their job environment, and they are likely to become psychologically vulnerable due to continuous exposure to traumatic events, which is a stressful situation...
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Structural and Resting-State Brain Alterations in Trauma-Exposed Firefighters: Preliminary Results

Park YW, Jun S, Noh J, Chung SJ, Han S, Lee PH, Kim C, Lee SK

Purpose To analyze the altered brain regions and intrinsic brain activity patterns in trauma-exposed firefighters without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Materials and Methods Resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI) was performed for all...
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Pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium outcomes in female firefighters in Korea

Park J, Ahn YS, Kim MG

BACKGROUND: Female firefighters are exposed to hazardous environmental (chemical and physical) and working (shift work, psychological, and ergonomic factors) conditions that have reported or are suspected of adverse effects on...
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Cohort Profile: Firefighter Research on the Enhancement of Safety and Health (FRESH), a Prospective Cohort Study on Korean Firefighters

Kim YT, Kim WJ, Choi JE, Bae MJ, Jang H, Lee CJ, Lee HJ, Im DJ, Ye BS, Kim MJ, Jeong Y, Oh SS, Jung YC, Kang ES, Park S, Lee SK, Park KS, Koh SB, Kim C

Firefighters have a high risk of developing cardiovascular and mental disorders due to their physical and chemical environments. However, in Korea, few studies have been conducted on environmental risk of...
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Psychosocial factors affecting sleep quality of pre-employed firefighters: a cross-sectional study

Lim M, Lee S, Seo K, Oh HJ, Shin JS, Kim SK, Kang HT, Jeong KS, Oh SS, Koh SB, Ahn YS

Background: There have been no health-related studies of pre-employed firefighters without firefighter-specific job-related factors (FSJRF). This study aimed to evaluate the sleep quality of pre-employed firefighters and to examine the...
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Factors associated with the Health-related Quality of Life of Firefighters

Yang SK

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships among occupational identity, social support, posttraumatic growth, and health-related quality of life regarding firefighters. METHODS: The study was conducted with...
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Effect of Burnout on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Firefighters in Korea: Data From the Firefighter Research on Enhancement of Safety & Health (FRESH)

Kim W, Bae M, Chang SJ, Yoon JH, Jeong DY, Hyun DS, Ryu HY, Park KS, Kim MJ, Kim C

OBJECTIVES: It is well-known that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among firefighters contributes to their job-related stress. However, the relationship between burnout and PTSD in firefighters has rarely been studied. This...
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Sleep Assessment During Shift Work in Korean Firefighters: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jeong KS, Ahn YS, Jang TW, Lim G, Kim HD, Cho SW, Sim CS

BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study assessed the sleep quality using the ActiGraph and investigated the relationship between the parameters of sleep assessment and the type of shift work in Korean firefighters. METHODS:...
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