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|Title:||Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in students 23 months after tsunami|
Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University
Khon Kaen Regional Hospital
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya Hospital
|Citation:||Asian Journal of Psychiatry. Vol.2, No.4 (2009), 144-148|
|Abstract:||Objective: To study the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the 4th-9th grade students in an affected school 23 months after tsunami. Method: Two-stage screening procedure was used in a diagnostic study designed to identify post-traumatic stress disorder in the 4th-9th grade students in a school in Takaupa district, Phang Nga province, 23 months after the 2004 tsunami. Impact of Events Scale (IES) was used as a screening questionnaire in the first stage. In the second stage, the students were assessed by a psychiatrist to identify PTSD according to DSM-IV criteria. SPSS 10.0, inferential statistics and Chi-square test were used to analyze the data. Result: A total of 436 students participated in the study. Forty of them were diagnosed with PTSD. The prevalence of PTSD was 15.1%. The sensitivity, specificity and negative predictive value of IES were 0.75, 0.54 and 0.92 respectively. Conclusion: The prevalence of PTSD in students in a school 23 months after tsunami was 15.1%. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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