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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152437
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychosomatic Symptoms Among Different Ranks of Policemen in Taiwan
Abstract:
Psychosomatic Symptoms Among Different Ranks of Policemen in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chueh, Ke-Hsin, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Kaohsiung Medical University
Title:Doctoral Student
Co-Authors:Mei-Sang Yang, PhD
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the perceived psychosomatic symptoms among different ranks of policemen in a metropolitan city. METHOD: By using a stratified sample, a total of 698 municipal policemen in southern Taiwan were selected; and 527 (75.50%) completed the questionnaire. We used modified Occupational Stressor Indicator-2 (OSI-2) in the Chinese version to measure work stress and psychosomatic symptoms, and Personal Resource Questionnaire 85 (PRQ-85) part 2 to measure social support. RESULTS: Compared with high rank, low rank policemen were more likely to live with their parents, live without an intimate partner, work in police districts, and have more patrol duty. In addition, they are younger, have shorter length of police service, perceive higher level of family role stress, and have more frequent psychosomatic symptoms. The factors positively associated with more psychosomatic symptoms in low rank policemen were: living without intimate partner, less social support, and higher perceived work stress. On stepwise regression analysis, the important predictors of psychosomatic symptoms were social support and work stress. CONCLUSION: Different strategies are needed for different ranks of policemen to reduce their psychosomatic symptoms.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychosomatic Symptoms Among Different Ranks of Policemen in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152437-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychosomatic Symptoms Among Different Ranks of Policemen in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chueh, Ke-Hsin, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kaohsiung Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carolinechueh@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mei-Sang Yang, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the perceived psychosomatic symptoms among different ranks of policemen in a metropolitan city. METHOD: By using a stratified sample, a total of 698 municipal policemen in southern Taiwan were selected; and 527 (75.50%) completed the questionnaire. We used modified Occupational Stressor Indicator-2 (OSI-2) in the Chinese version to measure work stress and psychosomatic symptoms, and Personal Resource Questionnaire 85 (PRQ-85) part 2 to measure social support. RESULTS: Compared with high rank, low rank policemen were more likely to live with their parents, live without an intimate partner, work in police districts, and have more patrol duty. In addition, they are younger, have shorter length of police service, perceive higher level of family role stress, and have more frequent psychosomatic symptoms. The factors positively associated with more psychosomatic symptoms in low rank policemen were: living without intimate partner, less social support, and higher perceived work stress. On stepwise regression analysis, the important predictors of psychosomatic symptoms were social support and work stress. CONCLUSION: Different strategies are needed for different ranks of policemen to reduce their psychosomatic symptoms.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:36:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:36:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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