Developing a theory driven and evidence based targeted intervention for the primary prevention of PTSD
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Some professions, by their nature, will be exposed to trauma. Fire and emergency workers have abnormally high rates of stress related negative outcomes such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This research project explored the possibility of teaching resilience to adults in high-trauma professions. A systematic review consolidated current research relevant to the primary prevention of PTSD and cross-sectional surveys of the general population and DFES (Department of Fire and Emergency Services) workers in Australia informed the development of a theory driven and evidence based training program for the primary prevention of PTSD which was tested in a randomised control trial with 12-month follow up.
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