Symptoms of PTSD According to Individual and Work Environment Characteristics of Korean Railroad Drivers with Experience of Person-under-train Accidents

The aim of this paper was to collect basic data on the prevalence pattern of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Korean railroad drivers exposed to person-under-train accidents according to individual and working environmental characteristics. Questionnaires were sent to all the railroad drivers accompanying active service by company post. A total of 639 of 800 questionnaires sent out were returned, showing a response rate of 79.9%. The Impact of Event Scale was utilized to address psychological status of railroad drivers after exposure to person-under-train accident. Score of PTSD, intrusion, and avoidance ranged from 9.6-13.2, from 4.2-6.1, and from 5.4-7.2 according to individual characteristics and ranged from 11.44-12.70, from 5.03-5.67, and from 6.41-7.04 according to working environmental characteristics, respectively. This study shows that Korean railroad drivers who experienced person-under-train accident expressed adverse symptoms physically and psychologically more than those who did not experience it. Apart from effect of train driver's age, a wide range of individual and working environmental factors appear to have no association with the level of posttraumatic distress following a person-under-train accident.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier
  • Authors:
    • Yuma, Byeong Su
    • Roh, Jae Hoon
    • Ryu, Jae Chun
    • Won, Jong Uk
    • Kim, Chi Nyon
    • Lee, Jung Eun
    • Kim, Ki Youn
  • Publication Date: 2006-11


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 691-697
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  • Accession Number: 01052272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2007 1:14AM