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Posttraumatic stress symptoms among adults caring for orphaned children in HIV-endemic South Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23539187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There is growing evidence that mental health is a significant issue among families affected by AIDS-related parental deaths. The current study examined posttraumatic stress symptoms and identified risk factors among adults caring for AIDS-orphaned and other-orphaned children in an HIV-endemic South African community. A representative community sample of adults caring for children (N = 1,599) was recruited from Umlazi Township. Of the 116 participants who reported that a traumatic event was still bothering them, 19 % reported clinically significant posttraumatic stress symptoms. Of the 116 participants, caregivers of AIDS-orphaned and other-orphaned children were significantly more likely to meet threshold criteria for PTSD (28 %) compared to caregivers of non-orphaned children (10 %). Household receipt of an old age pension was identified as a possible protective factor for PTSD symptoms among caregivers of orphaned children. Services are needed to address PTSD symptoms among caregivers of orphaned children.
Authors:
Caroline Kuo; Madhavi K Reddy; Don Operario; Lucie Cluver; Dan J Stein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-24     Completed Date:  2013-08-30     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1755-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / mortality*
Adult
Caregivers / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Child
Child, Orphaned* / psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Life Change Events
Logistic Models
Male
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
South Africa / epidemiology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / epidemiology,  etiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
F31 MH081820/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; F31MH081820/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K01 MH096646/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K01 MH096646-01A1/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; L30 MH098313/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH078788/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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