Post-traumatic stress disorder and quality of life in sexually abused Australian children

Gospodarevskaya, Elena 2013, Post-traumatic stress disorder and quality of life in sexually abused Australian children, Journal of child sexual abuse, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 277-296, doi: 10.1080/10538712.2013.743953.

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Title Post-traumatic stress disorder and quality of life in sexually abused Australian children
Author(s) Gospodarevskaya, Elena
Journal name Journal of child sexual abuse
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 277
End page 296
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1547-0679
Keyword(s) child sexual abuse
post-traumatic stress disorder
Summary The study used publicly available data on post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of the Australian population with a history of sexual abuse to demonstrate how this evidence can inform economic analyses. The 2007 Australian Mental Health Survey revealed that 8.3% of 993 adolescents experienced childhood sexual abuse, of which 40.2% were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis corresponded to a significant loss of quality of life. Survival analysis was used to estimate the lifetime persistence of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. The average time between post-traumatic stress disorder onset and remission was 11.4 years. Results suggest that successful treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder will save 2.05 quality adjusted life years per child or adolescent with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10538712.2013.743953
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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