Document Detail


Predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder following burns injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8634136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
R A Bryant
Related Documents :
20381256 - Videocapillaroscopy in postburn scars: in vivo analysis of the microcirculation.
9681156 - Cardiac function and oxygen balance in septic patients during continuous hemofiltration.
21669886 - A prospective evaluation of urine microscopy in septic and non-septic acute kidney injury.
1106246 - Prevention and management of contractures in patients with burns of the neck.
1776446 - A clinical observation of achondroplasia.
16864606 - Lack of correlation between the responses to tilt testing and adenosine triphosphate te...
Publication Detail:
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    
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Burns / complications*,  psychology
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Prognosis
Questionnaires
Regression Analysis
Self Concept
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis*,  etiology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Fire fatality study: demographics of fire victims.
Next Document:  Influence of extracellular matrix proteins on human keratinocyte attachment, proliferation and trans...