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Prevalence and determinants of PTSD among Palestinian children exposed to military violence

Overview of attention for article published in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, December 2003
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Title
Prevalence and determinants of PTSD among Palestinian children exposed to military violence
Published in
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, December 2003
DOI 10.1007/s00787-003-0328-0
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Authors

Samir Qouta, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Eyad El Sarraj

Abstract

The prevalence and determinants of PTSD were assessed among 121 Palestinian children (6-16 years; 45% girls and 55% boys) living in the area of bombardment. The mothers (21-55 years) and the children themselves reported their exposure to military violence (being personally the target of violence or witnessing it towards others) and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD: intrusion, avoidance and hypervigilance). The results showed that 54% of the children suffered from severe, 33.5 % from moderate and 11 % from mild and doubtful levels of PTSD. Girls were more vulnerable; 58% of them suffered from severe PTSD, and none scored on the mild or doubtful levels of PTSD. The child's gender and age, mother's education and PTSD symptoms were significant, and the exposure to traumatic experiences marginally significant determinants of children's PTSD symptoms. The most vulnerable to intrusion symptoms were younger girls whose mothers showed a high level of PTSD symptoms, whereas those most vulnerable to avoidance symptoms were children who had personally been targets of military violence and whose mothers were better educated and showed a high level of PTSD symptoms. The results are discussed in the context of military violence interfering with the protective function of family and home.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 149 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 16%
Student > Master 23 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 12%
Student > Bachelor 18 12%
Other 31 20%
Unknown 17 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 61 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 18%
Social Sciences 25 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 17 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 February 2015.
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#1,820,651
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#198
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#30,905
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#5
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