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Predictors of posttraumatic outcomes following the 1999 Taiwan earthquake.

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Chang, C-M; Connor, KM; Lai, T-J; Lee, L-C; Davidson, JRT
Published in: J Nerv Ment Dis
January 2005

This cross-sectional study examined 10-month outcomes in survivors after the 1999 earthquake in Taiwan. Two hundred fifty-two randomly selected subjects were interviewed to assess the following: categorical assignment to full or partial posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD/PTSS), symptoms of PTSD, and general psychiatric morbidity. Using regression models, the following potential independent predictor variables were evaluated: age, gender, earthquake exposure, previous trauma, current depression, and general well-being. Variables predictive of PTSD/PTSS included female gender and current depression. Current depression and impaired well-being were predicted by greater PTSD severity. Greater psychiatric morbidity was predicted by female gender, current depression, number of traumatic experiences, and impaired well-being. These variables, particularly female gender, current depression, and impaired well-being, should be considered in assessing earthquake survivors who are at increased risk for developing posttraumatic sequelae.

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J Nerv Ment Dis

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ISSN

0022-3018

Publication Date

January 2005

Volume

193

Issue

1

Start / End Page

40 / 46

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Taiwan
  • Survivors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Prognosis
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
 

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Chang, C.-M., Connor, K. M., Lai, T.-J., Lee, L.-C., & Davidson, J. R. T. (2005). Predictors of posttraumatic outcomes following the 1999 Taiwan earthquake. J Nerv Ment Dis, 193(1), 40–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nmd.0000149217.67211.ab
Chang, Chia-Ming, Kathryn M. Connor, Te-Jen Lai, Li-Ching Lee, and Jonathan R. T. Davidson. “Predictors of posttraumatic outcomes following the 1999 Taiwan earthquake.J Nerv Ment Dis 193, no. 1 (January 2005): 40–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nmd.0000149217.67211.ab.
Chang C-M, Connor KM, Lai T-J, Lee L-C, Davidson JRT. Predictors of posttraumatic outcomes following the 1999 Taiwan earthquake. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2005 Jan;193(1):40–6.
Chang, Chia-Ming, et al. “Predictors of posttraumatic outcomes following the 1999 Taiwan earthquake.J Nerv Ment Dis, vol. 193, no. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 40–46. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/01.nmd.0000149217.67211.ab.
Chang C-M, Connor KM, Lai T-J, Lee L-C, Davidson JRT. Predictors of posttraumatic outcomes following the 1999 Taiwan earthquake. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2005 Jan;193(1):40–46.

Published In

J Nerv Ment Dis

DOI

ISSN

0022-3018

Publication Date

January 2005

Volume

193

Issue

1

Start / End Page

40 / 46

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Taiwan
  • Survivors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Sex Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Prognosis
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care