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  1. Clinical needs assessment of middle and high school students following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    This clinical assessment was designed to identify middle and high school students in need of formal evaluation for posttraumatic response symptoms following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

    Method 

    A clinical needs assessment instrument was developed and administered to grade 6 through 12 students 7 weeks after the bombing (N=3,218).

    Results 

    More than 40% of the students reported knowing someone injured, and more than one-third reported knowing someone killed in the blast.

    Posttraumatic stress symptoms at 7 weeks significantly correlated with gender, exposure through knowing someone injured or killed, and bomb-related television viewing.

    Conclusions 

    This study documents the intensity of community exposure to the bombing and the lingering symptoms of stress.

    The assessment was used in planning for clinical service delivery, training professional responders, and supporting funding requests.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Symptomatologie, Etudiant, Echelle évaluation, Psychométrie, Evaluation, Besoin, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Trouble anxieux, Attentat

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, Symptomatology, Student, Evaluation scale, Psychometrics, Evaluation, Need, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human, Anxiety disorder

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0375916

    Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 22/03/2000.