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|Title:||Prevalence and associated factors of stress in the Malaysian Police Force||Authors:||Masilamani, R.
|Issue Date:||2013||Citation:||Masilamani, R., Bulgiba, A., Chinna, K., Darus, A., Isahak, M., Kandiben, S., Koh, D. (2013). Prevalence and associated factors of stress in the Malaysian Police Force. Preventive Medicine 57 (SUPPL) : S57-S59. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.01.008||Abstract:||Objective: This study aims to determine the prevalence of stress and the associated socio-demographic and work factors among police personnel in Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two randomly selected police districts in Kuala Lumpur from 2009 to 2011. A total of 579 police officers from 11 police stations and two headquarters participated in this study. The 21-item Depression, Anxiety and Stress questionnaire was used. Multinomial logistic regression analyses were carried out to examine the effect of socio-demographic and work factors on stress. Results: The overall prevalence of stress was 38.8% (95% CI 34.2, 43.6) with 5.9% (3.9, 8.8), 14.9% (11.6, 18.8) and 18.0% (14.5, 22.2) for severe, moderate and mild stress, respectively. Inspectors were more likely to suffer from severe stress (aOR 10.68, 95% CI 3.51, 32.53) compared to junior officers. Those who complained that their salaries were not commensurate with their jobs were more likely to suffer from moderate levels of stress (aOR 2.73, 95% CI 1.43, 5.22) compared to those who were happy with their salaries. Conclusions: This study strengthens findings that police job is stressful. Special attention needs to be paid to Inspector-level ranks and the remuneration structure of police officers to address this issue. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.||Source Title:||Preventive Medicine||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108787||ISSN:||00917435||DOI:||10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.01.008|
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