Resiliency among individuals with childhood sexual abuse and HIV: perspectives on addressing sexual trauma.

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Journal Article

This study examined how resiliency (represented by optimism, social support, religiosity, and finding growth and meaning), within the context of perceived impact of sexual trauma and HIV-related stress, was linked to perspectives on addressing trauma among individuals (N=266) with HIV and childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Structural equation modeling analyses indicated that lower resiliency and greater HIV-related stress were related to negative feelings about addressing trauma, whereas greater resiliency and higher perceived impact of sexual trauma were associated with positive feelings about addressing trauma. Findings suggest that multiple factors influence perspectives on addressing trauma among individuals with HIV and CSA, and that resiliency might influence these attitudes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tarakeshwar, N; Hansen, NB; Kochman, A; Fox, A; Sikkema, KJ

Published Date

  • August 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 460

PubMed ID

  • 16929500

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16929500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jts.20132

Language

  • eng