Faculty Articles

Title

A Behavioral-Analytic Model for Assessing Stress in Firefighters

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-12-2021

Publication Title

Behavior Modification

ISSN or ISBN

0145-4455

First Page

145445520986137

ISSN

1552-4167

Last Page

145445520986137

Abstract/Excerpt

Research has documented a number of acute and chronic stressors unique to the fire service. Due to the rise in mental health concerns in firefighters, there has been increased awareness of the negative effects of unmanaged stress. The present study employed a behavioral-analytic model to construct a brief screening measure of stress for this population: the Firefighter Assessment of Stress Test (FAST). Psychometric properties of the FAST were evaluated using data from active-duty firefighters throughout the United States. Results indicated the FAST has good internal reliability (

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445520986137

PubMed ID

33435721

Peer Reviewed

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