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Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims.

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Grubaugh, AL; Resick, PA
Published in: Psychiatr Q
June 2007

The importance of measuring growth outcomes following a traumatic event has been highlighted in recent literature (e.g., Linley, Joseph: Journal of Traumatic Stress 17:11-21, 2004). Although reports of growth are abundant, the relationship between growth outcomes and post-trauma distress remains unclear, with studies yielding conflicting results regarding this relationship. The purpose of the present study was to explore the interrelationships among growth outcomes and measures of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 100 female treatment-seeking physical and sexual assault victims. Although the majority of women reported some degree of growth in this study, and growth scores were comparable to those from other samples, measures of depression and PTSD were not significantly related to growth scores. The implication of these findings and future direction for research are discussed.

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Psychiatr Q

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0033-2720

Publication Date

June 2007

Volume

78

Issue

2

Start / End Page

145 / 155

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Rape
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Personality Inventory
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Models, Psychological
 

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Grubaugh, A. L., & Resick, P. A. (2007). Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims. Psychiatr Q, 78(2), 145–155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-006-9034-7
Grubaugh, Anouk L., and Patricia A. Resick. “Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims.Psychiatr Q 78, no. 2 (June 2007): 145–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-006-9034-7.
Grubaugh AL, Resick PA. Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims. Psychiatr Q. 2007 Jun;78(2):145–55.
Grubaugh, Anouk L., and Patricia A. Resick. “Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims.Psychiatr Q, vol. 78, no. 2, June 2007, pp. 145–55. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11126-006-9034-7.
Grubaugh AL, Resick PA. Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims. Psychiatr Q. 2007 Jun;78(2):145–155.
Journal cover image

Published In

Psychiatr Q

DOI

ISSN

0033-2720

Publication Date

June 2007

Volume

78

Issue

2

Start / End Page

145 / 155

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Rape
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Personality Inventory
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Models, Psychological