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作者 Feinberg, Mindy Rebecca
書名 Demographic and psychological concomitants of ASD and PTSD: An analysis of children after traffic injury
國際標準書號 0496731048
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說明 191 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-03, Section: B, page: 1545
Adviser: Raymond P. Lorion
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 2004
The study examined the prevalence of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 5- to 7-year-old children. Factors related to the development of PTSD were examined
A secondary analysis was conducted on children hospitalized for injuries sustained in traffic-related incidents. Parents and children (dyads of one index child and one parent, N = 75) were assessed for ASD within 1 month post injury, and for PTSD 3--7 months post injury. Parent reports indicated that 1.3% of their children met diagnostic criteria for ASD, 21.3% for sub-clinical ASD (ASR), 2.7% for PTSD, and 6.7% for sub-clinical PTSD (PTSS). Child self-reports indicated that 5.3% met criteria for ASD, 25.3% for ASR, 1.3% for PTSD, and 6.7% for PTSS. Rates of ASD and PTSD were lower than expected; rates of ASR and PTSS were closer to prior findings
Potential correlates and predictor variables were grouped into trauma-related, individual, or contextual factors. Correlational analyses of these factors with symptoms of PTSD identified the six most salient variables that were analyzed using hierarchical linear regressions for parent report of child's PTSD and for the child's self-report
The theoretical model posited in this study was not fully supported. Predictors of PTSD according to children's self-report were ASD severity (individual factor) and severity of exposure (trauma-related factor). Using parental report of the children's PTSD, ASD severity (individual factor), physical recovery, and parental stress (contextual factors) were most predictive
The results of this study are highly relevant to pediatric care and will improve practitioners' ability to identify children at-risk for ASD and PTSD. Future research directions and relevant interventions are discussed
School code: 0175
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-03B
主題 Psychology, Clinical
Health Sciences, Public Health
Alt Author University of Pennsylvania
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