Selected psychiatric and environmental factors influencing the incapacity to work in the police force in relation to gender
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Małopolska Rejonowa Komisja Lekarska MSW w Krakowie
Instytut Nauk o Zdrowiu. Podhalańska Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Targu
Submission date: 2018-03-22
Final revision date: 2018-09-19
Acceptance date: 2018-09-24
Publication date: 2018-12-12
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Sławomir Paweł Krzemiński   

Małopolska Rejonowa Komisja Lekarska MSW w Krakowie, ul.Plac Inwalidów 3, 30-033 Kraków, Poland
Arch Psych Psych 2018;20(4):29-36
Aim of the study:
To evaluate the causes of incapacity for further service in the Police of women and men due to health issues and show any differences related to gender.

Subject or material and methods:
Analysis of certification and medical records of 130 patients with documented mental disorders, who require more than 5 years of psychiatric treatment. This research uses a structured sociodemographic and medical questionnaire designed specifically for this project.

The mean age of the studied group was 48 for women and 44 for men. Seniority of woman was mostly 21 to 25 years and more than 25 years, whereas seniority of men between 21 and 25 years. The period of treatment in psychiatric health clinics was longer for women. The most common cause for incapacity for work were chronic neurotic disorders amounting to 87.69% of women and 98.41% of men.

Difficulties in the professional functioning of members of uniformed services, which suffered from neurotic disorders causing incapacity for further service was documented in the literature.

The results of this research indicate, that in the analyzed population of police officers the main cause of incapacity for work were chronic neurotic neurasthenic disorders. Seniority as well as age of the police officers retiring from the Police force was higher in women. Neurotic disorders often coexisted with somatic disorders, among which were hypertension and degenerative disorders of the spine. Neurotic and neurasthenic disorders qualified the examined individuals to the third invalidity group due to serving in the Police.

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