Trauma-related sleep disturbance and self-reported physical health symptoms in treatment-seeking female rape victims.


Journal Article

The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between trauma-related sleep disturbance and physical health symptoms in treatment-seeking female rape victims. A total of 167 participants were assessed for PTSD symptoms, depression, sleep disturbance, and frequency of self-reported health symptoms. Results demonstrated that trauma-related sleep disturbance predicted unique variance in physical health symptoms after other PTSD and depression symptoms were controlled. The findings suggest that trauma-related sleep disturbance is one potential factor contributing to physical health symptoms in rape victims with PTSD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clum, GA; Nishith, P; Resick, PA

Published Date

  • September 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 189 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 618 - 622

PubMed ID

  • 11580006

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11580006

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-736X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005053-200109000-00008


  • eng