|Title:||Effect of trauma on the mental health of Palestinian children and mothers in the Gaza Strip|
|Abstract:||A cross-sectional study was conducted among 286 Palestinian children 9-18 years of age and their mothers in the Gaza Strip. Traumatic events recollected by children living in areas of conflict, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress reactions and the relationship between children's and mothers' mental health were investigated. The Gaza Traumatic Events Checklist, Impact of Event Scale [IES] and General Health Questionnaire [GHQ] were used to measure outcome. Children experienced on average four traumatic events; one-third reported significant post-traumatic stress reactions. IES scores were higher among girls and mothers' GHQ scores significantly predicted children's IES scores|
Life Change Events
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
|Subject:||Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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