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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
Affiliation: Medecins Sans Frontieres-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Citation: Mental Health Status of Vulnerable Tsunami-Affected Communities: A Survey in Aceh Province, Indonesia. 2007, 20 (3):263-9notJ Trauma Stress
Journal: Journal of Traumatic Stress
Issue Date: Jun-2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10144/23221
DOI: 10.1002/jts.20207
PubMed ID: 17597121
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.
Language: en
MeSH: Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Aged
Anxiety Disorders
Bereavement
Civil Disorders
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depressive Disorder
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Grief
Health Surveys
Humans
Indonesia
Male
Middle Aged
Natural Disasters
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Survivors
ISSN: 0894-9867
Rights: Archived on this site with copyright 2007 and permission and of John Wiley & Sons Inc
Appears in topics: Mental Health

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