Loo, G., Gershon, R., Dimaggio, C., and Canton, D. (2015). Coping Behavior and Risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Federal Disaster Responders. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 1(1): 1-10.
The authors used a web-based survey to evaluate the association of 3 different coping styles with probable PTSD following disaster exposure among 549 federal disaster responders. They found that “avoidant coping behavior” was most closely associated with probable PTSD.