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Am J Ind Med. 2015 Jul;58(7):756-63. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22471. Epub 2015 May 12.

The prevalence and risk factors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among workers injured in Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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1
University of Texas, School of Public Health, San Antonio Campus, San Antonio, Texas.
2
School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
3
Center of Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Prevalence and risk factors of PTSD among injured garment workers who survived a major factory collapse.

METHODS:

Survivors receiving treatment or rehabilitation care at one year post event were surveyed, which included Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Specific version.

RESULTS:

The respondents consisted of 181 people with a mean age of 27.8 years and a majority had less than high school education (91.2%). Multivariable logistic regression found that the odds of having PTSD was higher among married (OR: 3.2 [95% CI: 1.3-8.0]), those who used to work more than 70 hr/week (OR: 2.4 [1.1-5.3]), workers who used to hold higher job positions (OR: 2.6 [1.2-5.6]) or who had a concussion injury (OR: 3.7 [1.4-9.8]). Among the respondents, 83.4% remained unemployed, and only 57.3% (63 people) reported receiving a quarter or less of what they were promised as compensation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Probable PTSD was prevalent among surviving workers of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

PMID:
25964138
DOI:
10.1002/ajim.22471
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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