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
|Pages (from-to)||475 - 483|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||British Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Ikin, J. F., Sim, M. R., McKenzie, D. P., Horsley, K. W., Wilson, E. J., Moore, M. R., Jelfs, P., Harrex, W. K., & Henderson, S. (2007). Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in Korean War veterans 50 years after the war. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190(6), 475 - 483.