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Psychological hcalth status of mustard gas cxposcd vctcrans
Karami G. R. *, Amiri M., Ameli J., Kachooei H., Ghodoosi K., Saadat A. R., Tavallaei S. A., Zareei A. A.
, Rkarami_MD@yahoo.com
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Background Mustard gas had been used against Iranian soldiers during Iraq-Iran war for several times and caused numerous physical and mental impairments. Mustard gas injury and P.T.S.D. decrease the general health of victims. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of psychological health in mustard gas exposed Iraq-Iran war veterans.
Methods and Materials. In a descriptive-analytic study, 100 mustard gas injured veterans referred to Baqyatallah and Sadr hospitals were evaluated for general health with using general health questionnaire (G.H.Q.-28). Relations between G.H.Q. and education, job, wife’s education and other demographic data were evaluated. Frequencies, means, correlation and analysis of variance were computed with SPSS software.
Results. Mean age of selected persons was 41 years (S.D.
5.86). The mean of general health in mustard injured persons was 47.34 indicating impaired health in this group. There were significant correlation between G.H.Q. and education, job and psychiatric ward admission. 
Discussion. Differences between some variables were significant or had shifi toward being significant. These findings revealed importance of plans and preventive measures for these patients.

Keywords: mustard gas, chemical warfare injury, psychological health
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2007/01/16 | Published: 2006/04/15
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Karami G. R., Amiri M., Ameli J., Kachooei H., Ghodoosi K., Saadat A. R., et al . Psychological hcalth status of mustard gas cxposcd vctcrans . J Mil Med 2006; 8 (1) :1-7
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