Mental Health Status of Vulnerable Tsunami-Affected Communities: A Survey in Aceh Province, Indonesia.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23221
Title:
Mental Health Status of Vulnerable Tsunami-Affected Communities: A Survey in Aceh Province, Indonesia.
Authors:
Souza, R; Bernatsky, S; Reyes, Rosalie; de Jong, Kaz
Journal:
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Abstract:
The authors determined the prevalence of severe emotional distress and depressive symptoms using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25 (HSCL; Derogatis, Lipman, Rickels, Uhlenhuth, & Covi, 1974) in tsunami-affected communities that had experienced armed conflict arising from the ongoing independence movement in Aceh Province, Indonesia. We also evaluated determinants of severe emotional distress. The data were collected for the purposes of a mental health assessment. In our sample (N = 262), 83.6% demonstrated severe emotional distress, and 77.1% demonstrated depressive symptoms. In multivariate regression models, severe emotional distress was positively associated with the number of tsunami-related deaths among household members. Our data suggests a need for effective interventions in this vulnerable population.
Affiliation:
Medecins Sans Frontieres-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Issue Date:
Jun-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23221
DOI:
10.1002/jts.20207
PubMed ID:
17597121
Language:
en
ISSN:
0894-9867
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSouza, R-
dc.contributor.authorBernatsky, S-
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Rosalie-
dc.contributor.authorde Jong, Kaz-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-14T11:26:15Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-14T11:26:15Z-
dc.date.issued2007-06-
dc.identifier.citationMental Health Status of Vulnerable Tsunami-Affected Communities: A Survey in Aceh Province, Indonesia. 2007, 20 (3):263-9notJ Trauma Stressen
dc.identifier.issn0894-9867-
dc.identifier.pmid17597121-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jts.20207-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/23221-
dc.description.abstractThe authors determined the prevalence of severe emotional distress and depressive symptoms using the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25 (HSCL; Derogatis, Lipman, Rickels, Uhlenhuth, & Covi, 1974) in tsunami-affected communities that had experienced armed conflict arising from the ongoing independence movement in Aceh Province, Indonesia. We also evaluated determinants of severe emotional distress. The data were collected for the purposes of a mental health assessment. In our sample (N = 262), 83.6% demonstrated severe emotional distress, and 77.1% demonstrated depressive symptoms. In multivariate regression models, severe emotional distress was positively associated with the number of tsunami-related deaths among household members. Our data suggests a need for effective interventions in this vulnerable population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with copyright 2007 and permission and of John Wiley & Sons Incen
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAnxiety Disordersen
dc.subject.meshBereavementen
dc.subject.meshCivil Disordersen
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorderen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subject.meshGriefen
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIndonesiaen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshNatural Disastersen
dc.subject.meshStress Disorders, Post-Traumaticen
dc.subject.meshSurvivorsen
dc.titleMental Health Status of Vulnerable Tsunami-Affected Communities: A Survey in Aceh Province, Indonesia.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontieres-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Traumatic Stressen

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