Published: Lung-Chang Chien

Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Traumatic Life Events and Development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Female Factory Workers in a Developing Country," which has been published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. The study analyzed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 607 lower socioeconomic status working females in Bangladesh. PTSD was found to be significantly associated with age, income, chronic pain, and a number of stressful events. Based on the findings, mental health conditions are highly prevalent among working women in developing countries and these may have serious consequences on their well-being, quality of life, and working lives. It would be in the best interest for the western companies, donor and aid agencies, and consumer groups to provide more resources and evidence support to improve the mental health along with physical health of workers in a developing county.


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