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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY (JMP)   SUMMER 2011 , Volume 2 , Number 6; Page(s) 27 To 36.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN ONE OF THE GROUND UNITS MILITARY FORCES OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  RAHNEJAT AMIRHOSEIN*, BAHAMIN GHOBAD, SAJADIAN SEYED REZA, DONYAVI VAHID
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: The purpose of this research was to determine the epidemiology of mental disorders of Ground Units Personnel in one of the Military units of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tehran. Unidentified personnel, who are suffering from mental disorders, not only make it difficult for the unit to function well and carry out missions successfully, but also impose high expenses on the Military units. Therefore identifying these cases is crucial.
Method: This study is an epidemiological and descriptive research and was conducted as a cross sectional one in 1387.975 subjects participated in this study by the use of cluster sampling of 6 military centers located in Tehran. Subjects filled out a demographic questionnaire and SCL-90-R.
Results: Results showed that the prevalence of disease symptoms based on the general severity index (GSI) of SCL 90 questionnaire was 35.5 percent.346 of 975 subjects were diagnosed as suspected of mental disorders. Paranoid thoughts and somatization were the most prevalent mental disorders with 15.5 and 15.4 percent respectively. Also these results show that the prevalence of each mental disorders in the personnel age between 20-30, the personnel who have B.S degree and upper, down rank officers, the married personnel, the combat- operation ranks personnel is more than other groups.
Discussion: Base on the results of this study, the importance of psychological evaluations conducted annually, precise identification of military personnel at risk and provide timely mental health services to them over the past is significant. Therefore it is essential that senior military commanders and managers have practical and executive programs in facilitating the access of military forces to mental health services.

 
Keyword(s): EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVALENCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS, SYMPTOM CHECK LIST REVISED (SCL90R)
 
 
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APA: Copy

RAHNEJAT, A., & BAHAMIN, G., & SAJADIAN, S., & DONYAVI, V. (2011). EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN ONE OF THE GROUND UNITS MILITARY FORCES OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. JOURNAL OF MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY (JMP), 2(6), 27-36. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274254



Vancouver: Copy

RAHNEJAT AMIRHOSEIN, BAHAMIN GHOBAD, SAJADIAN SEYED REZA, DONYAVI VAHID. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN ONE OF THE GROUND UNITS MILITARY FORCES OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. JOURNAL OF MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY (JMP). 2011 [cited 2021May13];2(6):27-36. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274254



IEEE: Copy

RAHNEJAT, A., BAHAMIN, G., SAJADIAN, S., DONYAVI, V., 2011. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN ONE OF THE GROUND UNITS MILITARY FORCES OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. JOURNAL OF MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY (JMP), [online] 2(6), pp.27-36. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=274254.



 
 
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