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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

versión impresa ISSN 0138-6557versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046

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CASCAES DA SILVA, Franciele et al. Quality of life of policemen: a systematic review of observational studies. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.3, pp.341-351. ISSN 0138-6557.

Police organizations are the main source of psychological distress among their agents, compromising the quality of life of these professionals. The aim of this paper was to summarize the scientific production about quality of life of policemen through a systematic review of observational studies. The electronic databases MEDLINE by Pubmed, CINAHL and SCOPUS were select for this purpose. Therefore, a manual search in the references studies about this topic was made. The research strategy included the descriptors quality of life: qualities of life, quality of life, life qualities, life quality; police, police force, police forces, police officers, officer-police, officers-police, police officer, military police; epidemiologic studies, exp case control studies, exp cohort studies, case control, cohort adj (study or studies), cohort analys, follow up adj (study or studies), observational adj (study or studies), longitudinal, retrospective, cross sectional, cross-sectional studies. There were not year and language restriction. This paper comprised six studies considered potentially relevant and adequate methodological quality. The officers exposed to disasters have lower quality of life compared to non- exposed, there is an association of low quality of life with the presence of depression, physical illness and high stress levels, and that officers with high level of leisure physical activity have better quality of life.

Palabras clave : quality of life; police; systematic review; observational studies.

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