Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in Korean War veterans 50 years after the war

Jillian Frances Ikin, Malcolm Ross Sim, Dean Philip McKenzie, Keith W Horsley, Eileen J Wilson, Michael R Moore, Paul Jelfs, Warren K Harrex, Scott Henderson

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BACKGROUND: There has been no comprehensive investigation of psychological health in Australia s Korean War veteran population, and few researchers are investigating the health of coalition Korean War veterans into old age. AIMS: To investigate the association between war service, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in Australia s 7525 surviving male Korean War veterans and a community comparison group. METHOD: A survey was conducted using a self-report postal questionnaire which included the PTSD Checklist, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale and the Combat Exposure Scale. RESULTS: Post-traumatic stress disorder (OR 6.63, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475 - 483
Number of pages9
JournalThe British Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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