To assess the level of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among Bosnian war refugees, a consecutive cohort of 206 Bosnian refugees, arriving in Sweden in 1993, was screened for PTSD using a modified version of the self-report instrument PTSS-10.
A comparison group of 387 visitors to seven Swedish health centers was recruited.
Prevalence of possible PTSD, using two estimates, was 18 to 33% among the Bosnian refugees, and. 3 to 1% in the comparison group.
The PTSS-10 showed high internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha=92) and stability (test-retest reliability r=89).
Thus, Bosnian war refugees showed high levels of PTSD symptoms compared to a nonrefugee comparison group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Politique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Bosnie Herzégovine, Europe, Réfugié, Homme, Trouble anxieux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, Policy, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Bosnia Herzegovina, Europe, Refugee, Human, Anxiety disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0149331
Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 16/11/1999.