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Title: Effect of trauma on the mental health of Palestinian children and mothers in the Gaza Strip
Authors: Thabet, A.A.
Abed, Y.
Vostanis, P.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
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
Description: 413-421
Keywords: Child Psychology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Life Change Events
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Mental Health
Refugees
Sex Distribution
War
Subject: Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119034
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0703/emhj_2001_7_3_413_421.pdf
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