Prolonged adjustment difficulties among those with acute posttrauma distress following burn injury

Short Title:
Prolonged adjustment difficulties among those with acute posttrauma distress following burn injury
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50598.
Journal:
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 22, issue 4, pp 359-378
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Abstract:
Study examined the effect of mild to moderate symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on quality of life (QOL) among burn survivors after controlling for pre-injury factors. The Davidson Trauma Scale was used to define groups high and low on posttrauma distress (PTD). Even after controlling for pre-injury level of adjustment, PTD had a significant effect on physical and psychological QOL. Controlling for the influence of baseline state negative affectivity, generalized optimistic-pessimistic expectancies, and injury severity, as well as pre-injury adjustment, removed the impact of PTD on physical but not psychosocial adjustment.
Author(s):
Fauerbach, James A.; Lawrence, John W.; Munster, Andrew M.; Palombo, Debra A.; Richter, Daniel
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