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Posttraumatic symptomatology and dissociation in outpatients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder.

Karatzias, Thanos, Power, Kevin, Brown, Keith and McGoldrick, Theresa (2010) Posttraumatic symptomatology and dissociation in outpatients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 11. pp. 83-92. ISSN 1529-9732

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    Abstract/Description

    A number of studies have concluded that dissociative features are
    common in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The
    present study aimed to investigate correlates of dissociation in
    outpatients with chronic PTSD in Scotland. For the purposes of this
    study, a total of 102 participants completed the Dissociative
    Experiences Scale, the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, and
    the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale. Information regarding
    trauma characteristics (i.e., type and presence of physical injury)
    was also collected. Regression analysis revealed that increased
    severity and frequency of posttraumatic symptoms, as measured by
    the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale total, was the only significant
    predictor of dissociation. In line with previous research, our
    findings indicate that chronic PTSD symptoms could be contributing
    to the maintenance of clinical dissociation and vice versa in this sample of Scottish outpatients.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 1529-9732
    Electronic ISSN: 1529-9740
    Uncontrolled Keywords: posttraumatic stress disorder; predictors; dissociation;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases
    Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    Item ID: 3608
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 15:55
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 10:51
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3608

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