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Trauma symptoms in children after the tsunami

Gunaratne, Charini, Kremer, Peter J, Lewis, Andrew J and Clarke, Valerie 2013, Trauma symptoms in children after the tsunami, Sri Lanka journal of child health, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 192-199, doi: 10.4038/sljch.v42i4.6262.

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Title Trauma symptoms in children after the tsunami
Author(s) Gunaratne, Charini
Kremer, Peter J
Lewis, Andrew J
Clarke, Valerie
Journal name Sri Lanka journal of child health
Volume number 42
Issue number 4
Start page 192
End page 199
Total pages 8
Publisher Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
Place of publication Colombo, Sri Lanka
Publication date 2013-12-15
ISSN 1391-5452
2386-110X
Keyword(s) children
adolescents
traumatic symptoms
tsunami
Sri Lanka
Summary Limited research has examined factors associated with psychological distress following natural disasters among non-Western child populations. Conditions associated with trauma-related symptoms following the 2004 tsunami in a sample of 265 Sri Lankan child survivors (53.6% female, aged 3 to 17) were examined retrospectively. Multivariate regression analyses identified pre-traumatic conditions (female gender, prior health) and peritraumatic conditions (loss of family, complete property loss) as being associated with increased trauma-related symptoms. Findings can be applied to the identification of children most at risk of developing trauma-related symptoms following a natural disaster from a non-Western population to aid development of culturally-appropriate interventions.
Language eng
DOI 10.4038/sljch.v42i4.6262
Field of Research 170199 Psychology 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
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30075924

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