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Disclaimer Psychological distress and the perception of radiation risks: Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Correspondence to Yuriko Suzuki email: Bulletin of the World Health Organization ; The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the former Soviet Union led to increased mental health problems among residents, which persisted and consequently became a public health problem. Similar factors can reasonably be expected to have affected Fukushima residents; indeed, research on health workers dispatched after the earthquake revealed that their concerns over radiation exposure adversely affected their mental health status.
Methods Study design The Fukushima health management survey was implemented to monitor the long-term health and lifestyle changes of the evacuees following the Fukushima disaster.
The present study was conducted as a part of a longitudinal study to monitor the mental health status of evacuees of the Fukushima disaster. The target population were all residents registered within the government-designated evacuation zone, which included the following municipalities: The questionnaire on mental health and lifestyle was self-administered.
Reminders were sent, but no incentives were offered to the residents. Data sources The outcome variable was non-specific psychological distress as measured by the K6 scale. Each question is rated on a five-point Likert scale, with higher scores signifying higher psychological distress.
The Japanese version of the K6 score has been validated. These items were translated into Japanese, then back to English, and modified after discussion with the authors of the questionnaire. Participants were asked to respond to each question using a four-point Likert scale as follows: We also collected data on individual characteristics including age, gender, educational attainment elementary school or junior high school, high school, vocational college or junior college, university or graduate school and history of mental illness.
Age was categorized as follows: Information on disaster-related stressors was collected from the questionnaire, including: To examine the effect of multiple disaster stressors, we created a new variable the number of stressors equal to the sum of disaster-related stressors in the highest category.
The variable was reclassified into quartiles for inclusion in regression models. Statistical analysis We restricted the analysis to participants who responded to all items on the K6 scale.
For the remaining variables, missing data were replaced with their respective reference category. Associations between perceived risks of radiation exposure and psychological distress were investigated in logistic regression models.
We ran models with and without inclusion of individual characteristics and disaster-related stressors. In a post-hoc analysis, we explored the individual characteristics and disaster-related stressors associated with rating radiation risks as very likely.
Multicollinearity was assessed using variance inflation factors. All statistical analyses were performed using Stata We excluded responses that were completed by another family member, that were missing any values for the K6 score and that were missing values for other variables such as gender and age.
The most frequent responses were as follows: Compared to people without psychological distress, more people with psychological distress thought that immediate, delayed and genetic effects were very likely. Psychological distress was measured using K6 scale.
In the unadjusted logistic regression analysis, psychological distress was positively associated with the perception that radiation risks were very likely for immediate effects odds ratios, OR: In the adjusted models, after controlling for individual characteristics and disaster-related stressors, the corresponding ORs were not changed substantially, OR: The following variables were associated with increased psychological distress: Higher educational attainment was associated with decreased psychological distress.1 Banks’ Lending Practices: Treatment of Businesses in distress A report by Lawrence Tomlinson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Contents.
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