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Predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder following burns injury.
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PMID:  8634136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Burns patients were assessed 12 months following their injury to determine the factors that predict development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among 35 patients, 31 per cent suffered PTSD, 29 per cent suffered subclinical PTSD reactions and 40 per cent displayed no PTSD symptoms. Concern over scarring and an avoidant coping style accounted for 61 per cent of the variance in post-traumatic stress symptomatology. Only half of the patients reporting PTSD had sought professional assistance. The results indicate that postinjury adjustment factors are critical determinants of PTSD development following burns. Implications for therapeutic interventions are discussed.
R A Bryant
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-10     Completed Date:  1996-07-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Burns / complications*,  psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Regression Analysis
Self Concept
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis*,  etiology

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