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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/30354
Title:
Posttraumatic sequelae in a community hit by an avalanche
Authors:
Finnsdottir, Thorunn; Elklit, Ask
Citation:
J Trauma Stress. 2002, 15(6):479-85
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2002
Abstract:
The posttraumatic sequelae for 104 adult inhabitants from the town of Flateyri, Iceland, were studied 10 weeks after an avalanche hit the town killing 20 people. Eighty-seven adults from the neighboring town of Thingeyri constituted a control group. On the basis of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30), 25% of the Flateyri group (twice as many than in Thingeyri) reached a level of psychiatric caseness. The most common symptoms were intrusive thoughts and feelings, tension, sadness, and anxiety. The loss of family members was associated with symptomatology. A high number of former life events correlated more strongly with distress symptoms than with the individual appraisal of these events. Distress symptoms were related to gender, age, and education.
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dc.contributor.authorFinnsdottir, Thorunn-
dc.contributor.authorElklit, Ask-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-24T09:53:07Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-24T09:53:07Z-
dc.date.issued2002-12-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-06-24-
dc.identifier.citationJ Trauma Stress. 2002, 15(6):479-85en
dc.identifier.issn0894-9867-
dc.identifier.pmid12482187-
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1020969906251-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/30354-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe posttraumatic sequelae for 104 adult inhabitants from the town of Flateyri, Iceland, were studied 10 weeks after an avalanche hit the town killing 20 people. Eighty-seven adults from the neighboring town of Thingeyri constituted a control group. On the basis of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30), 25% of the Flateyri group (twice as many than in Thingeyri) reached a level of psychiatric caseness. The most common symptoms were intrusive thoughts and feelings, tension, sadness, and anxiety. The loss of family members was associated with symptomatology. A high number of former life events correlated more strongly with distress symptoms than with the individual appraisal of these events. Distress symptoms were related to gender, age, and education.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/w718830813857522en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshLife Change Eventsen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshNatural Disastersen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshStress Disorders, Post-Traumaticen
dc.titlePosttraumatic sequelae in a community hit by an avalancheen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Landspítali, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of traumatic stressen

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