Prior interpersonal trauma: the contribution to current PTSD symptoms in female rape victims.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of the current study was to disentangle the relationship of childhood sexual abuse and childhood physical abuse from prior adult sexual and physical victimization in predicting current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in recent rape victims. The participants were a community sample of 117 adult rape victims assessed within 1 month of a recent index rape for a history of child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, other adult sexual and physical victimization, and current PTSD symptoms. Results from path analyses showed that a history of child sexual abuse seems to increase vulnerability for adult sexual and physical victimization and appears to contribute to current PTSD symptoms within the cumulative context of other adult trauma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nishith, P; Mechanic, MB; Resick, PA

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 20 - 25

PubMed ID

  • 10740932

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2962405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-843X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States