Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   Summer 2003 , Volume 5 , Number 2; Page(s) 111 To 116.
 
Paper: 

THE ROLE OF LIFE EVENTS AND COPING STYLES IN RELAPSE OF POST - TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN A SAMPLE OF WAR INJURED (KERMANSHAH; 1380 IN HAJRI CALENDER)

 
 
Author(s):  SHAKERY J., SADEGHY KH.
 
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Abstract: 

The aim of this study was to determine the relation between life events and coping behaviors and relapse of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) signs and symptoms in a sample of war injured. In this regard, main life events and coping styles questionnaire were administered to 100 subjects. The research subjects included 50 persons with relapse of PTSD and 50 persons without relapse of PTSD signs and symptoms. Data were subjected to the paired t test. The results showed that the group with relapse of PTSD experienced more life events [t (98) =39.6; P<0.001]. In coping responses, there were significant difference between the two groups [t (98) =7.2; P< 0.001] and the group with relapse of PTSD were frequently using the escape- avoidance coping. This study revealed notably relationship between life events and coping responses with relapse of PTSD relapses.

 
Keyword(s): PTSD RELAPSE, LIFE EVENTS, COPING STYLES, AND PERSONS THAT RISK THEIR LIVES
 
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