The efficacy of a mental health program in Bosnia-Herzegovina: impact on coping and general health.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/28442
Title:
The efficacy of a mental health program in Bosnia-Herzegovina: impact on coping and general health.
Authors:
Mooren, T T M; de Jong, K; Kleber, R J; Ruvic, J
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Abstract:
The efficacy of a community-based psychosocial program in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war and immediate postwar years (1994-1999) was described in this article. Ten centers provided various kinds of psychological help in the besieged city of Sarajevo and the towns of Zenica, Travnik, and Vitez. Since 1994, an intensive monitoring system has documented data on clients, interventions, and outcomes. This study focused on the systematic evaluation of counseling interventions aimed to alleviate the distress in wartime. The sample consisted of 3,283 and 1,785 inhabitants of Sarajevo, Zenica, Travnik, and Vitez who filled out the GHQ-28 and IES respectively. Pre- and post-assessments were compared throughout consecutive years (1994-1999) and across age groups and both sexes. Outcomes of these scales reflected very high scores, especially among people between 30 and 40 years of age. Furthermore, intake scores increased in time rather than decreased. Differences between pre- and postmeasurements are highly significant--throughout the years. Analyses revealed substantial proportions of clinically recovered or generally improved individual functioning, although some clients revealed no improvement.
Affiliation:
De Vonk, Centrum '45, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. T.Mooren@Centrum45.nl
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Issue Date:
Jan-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/28442
DOI:
10.1002/jclp.10118
PubMed ID:
12508331
Language:
en
ISSN:
0021-9762
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

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dc.contributor.authorMooren, T T M-
dc.contributor.authorde Jong, K-
dc.contributor.authorKleber, R J-
dc.contributor.authorRuvic, J-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-27T14:11:38Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-27T14:11:38Z-
dc.date.issued2003-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe efficacy of a mental health program in Bosnia-Herzegovina: impact on coping and general health. 2003, 59 (1):57-69notJ Clin Psycholen
dc.identifier.issn0021-9762-
dc.identifier.pmid12508331-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jclp.10118-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/28442-
dc.description.abstractThe efficacy of a community-based psychosocial program in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war and immediate postwar years (1994-1999) was described in this article. Ten centers provided various kinds of psychological help in the besieged city of Sarajevo and the towns of Zenica, Travnik, and Vitez. Since 1994, an intensive monitoring system has documented data on clients, interventions, and outcomes. This study focused on the systematic evaluation of counseling interventions aimed to alleviate the distress in wartime. The sample consisted of 3,283 and 1,785 inhabitants of Sarajevo, Zenica, Travnik, and Vitez who filled out the GHQ-28 and IES respectively. Pre- and post-assessments were compared throughout consecutive years (1994-1999) and across age groups and both sexes. Outcomes of these scales reflected very high scores, especially among people between 30 and 40 years of age. Furthermore, intake scores increased in time rather than decreased. Differences between pre- and postmeasurements are highly significant--throughout the years. Analyses revealed substantial proportions of clinically recovered or generally improved individual functioning, although some clients revealed no improvement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwellen
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshBosnia-Herzegovinaen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshCounselingen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMental Disordersen
dc.subject.meshMental Health Servicesen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSampling Studiesen
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen
dc.subject.meshWaren
dc.titleThe efficacy of a mental health program in Bosnia-Herzegovina: impact on coping and general health.en
dc.contributor.departmentDe Vonk, Centrum '45, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. T.Mooren@Centrum45.nlen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Clinical Psychologyen

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