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Gepubliceerd in: Child Psychiatry & Human Development 2/2010

01-04-2010 | Original Article

Correlates of Long-term Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children Following Hurricane Katrina

Auteurs: Kathryn W. Moore, R. Enrique Varela

Gepubliceerd in: Child Psychiatry & Human Development | Uitgave 2/2010

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Abstract

The present study examined the roles of loss and disruption, major life events, and social support in the relationship between exposure and PTSD symptoms in a group of children 33 months after Hurricane Katrina. One hundred fifty-six 4th, 5th, and 6th graders were surveyed in the New Orleans area. Results indicated that 46% of the children reported moderate to very severe levels of PTSD symptoms. Lower levels of classmate support and more negative life events after the hurricane were uniquely related to PTSD symptoms. Analyses did not reveal any moderating relationships among the variables. The results of this study have implications for the prevention and treatment of PTSD symptoms long after exposure to trauma.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Correlates of Long-term Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children Following Hurricane Katrina
Auteurs
Kathryn W. Moore
R. Enrique Varela
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Child Psychiatry & Human Development / Uitgave 2/2010
Print ISSN: 0009-398X
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3327
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-009-0165-6