ISSN 2586-0151 (Print)
ISSN 2586-0046 (Online)
Volume 13, Number 2 (2/2017)
Original Article <page. 93-9 >

Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Impulsivity with Fire Officers

Jae Kwon Shin, MD1;Ji Sun Kim, BA2;Myung Ho Lim, MD2,3;Jae Won Lee, MD1;Kyoung Min Kim, MD1;Pyo Kyu Lee, PhD2;Seong Beom Oh, MD5;Young Ae Yang, BA2; and Ki Chung Paik, MD1;

1;Department of Psychiaty, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, 2;Anseongsi Mental Health Center, Anseong, 3;Department of Psychology, College of Public Service, Dankook University, Cheonan, 4;Department of Marine Corps, College of Public Service, Dankook University, Cheonan, 5;Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea

Objective : This study aimed to evaluate the association of exhaustion, ADHD, self-esteem, impulsivity, suicidal tendencies and quality of life as well as depression and anxiety in fire officers in Korea.

Methods : This study was undertaken for the first time in Korea, from September 2016 to December 2016. A set of questionnaires was provided to a total of 113 fire officers and 284 other participants as a comparison group. All subjects were evaluated using the Beck's Depression Inventory, Beck's Anxiety Inventory, Malach Burnout Inventory, Korean Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Scales, Rosenberg's Self-esteem Inventory, Baratt's Impulsivity Scale, Beck's Scale of Suicide Ideation, and Quality of Life Scale. Furthermore, the odds ratio of depression, anxiety, exhaustion, ADHD, self-esteem, impulsivity, suicidal tendency and quality of life were evaluated the fire officer group and control group were compared through logistic regression analysis.

Result : The results of this study indicated that the fire officers were more likely to show depression, anxiety, exhaustion, ADHD, low self-esteem and higher impulsivity. Also, the association between the fire officer group and depression, ADHD and impulsivity was confirmed through logistic regression analysis.

Conclusion : Timely and effective evaluation and treatment of impulsivity, as well as depression is required for fire officers.


Key words : Fire officers;Depression;Anxiety;Exhaustion;ADHD;Self-esteem;Impulsivity;Suicide idea;Quality of life.

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