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Linguistic analysis to assess medically related posttraumatic stress symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11161119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examined the presence of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in 20 patients requiring ventilation after acute respiratory distress. The subjects completed a semistructured interview about their ventilation experience that was subject to content and linguistic analysis. Subjects also completed two self-report measures to assess PTSS and socioemotional adjustment. Subjects who endorsed PTSS were more likely to use a narrative style suggesting emotional involvement in their recall of the stressful event. The authors indicate that the presence of PTSS is a common consequence of traumatic medical experiences and that denial of distress may be an adaptive short-term coping strategy.
R J Shaw; J E Harvey; K L Nelson; R Gunary; H Kruk; H Steiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatics     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0033-3182     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosomatics     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376506     Medline TA:  Psychosomatics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305-5719, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Interviews as Topic
Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects*,  psychology*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / therapy*
Risk Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / etiology*,  psychology*

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