An epidemiological survey was made of war trauma and its consequences in the general population.
One member aged over 15 years from each of 101 randomly selected families in a Primary Health Area in Sri Lanka were interviewed using the Stress Impact Questionnaire.
Nearly one-half had experienced between five and nine war stresses, and one-quarter experienced over 10 (mean 6.66).
Only 6% had not experienced any.
Sixty-four per cent had developed psychosocial sequelae, including somatisation (41%). Post-traumatic stress disorder (27%), anxiety disorder (26%), major depression (25%), hostility (19%), relationship problems (13%), alcohol and drug misuse (15%) and functional disability (18%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Guerre, Sri Lanka, Asie, Epidémiologie, Conversion somatique, Trouble anxieux, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Trouble fonctionnel, Hostilité, Trouble comportement social, Relation interpersonnelle, Séquelle, Effet psychologique, Santé mentale, Homme, Population civile
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, War, Sri Lanka, Asia, Epidemiology, Somatic conversion, Anxiety disorder, Depression, Mood disorder, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Dysfunction, Hostility, Social behavior disorder, Interpersonal relation, Sequela, Psychological effect, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 94-0678192
Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 09/06/1995.