publication . Article . 2013

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Parents and Youth After Health-Related Disasters

Sprang, Ginny; Silman, Miriam;
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  • Published: 25 Apr 2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
AbstractObjectivesThis study investigated the psychosocial responses of children and their parents to pandemic disasters, specifically measuring traumatic stress responses in children and parents with varying disease-containment experiences.MethodsA mixed-method approach using survey, focus groups, and interviews produced data from 398 parents. Adult respondents completed the University of California at Los Angeles Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (PTSD-RI) Parent Version and the PTSD Check List Civilian Version (PCL-C).ResultsDisease-containment measures such as quarantine and isolation can be traumatizing to a significant portion of children and pa...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Psychosocial, Pandemic, Medicine, business.industry, business, Human factors and ergonomics, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Injury prevention, Poison control, Traumatic stress, Occupational safety and health, Suicide prevention
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