publication . Article . 2012

Polytraumatization and Trauma Symptoms in Adolescent Boys and Girls : Interpersonal and Noninterpersonal Events and Moderating Effects of Adverse Family Circumstances

Doris Nilsson; Per E. Gustafsson; Carl Göran Svedin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The objective of this study was to investigate the cumulative effect of interpersonal and noninterpersonal traumatic life events (IPEs and nIPEs, respectively) on the mental health of adolescents and to determine if the adverse impacts of trauma were moderated by adverse family circumstances (AFC). Adolescents (mean age 16.7 years) from the normative population (n = 462) completed the questionnaire, the Linkoping Youth Life Experience Scale (LYLES), together with Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC). The lifetime accumulation of interpersonal, noninterpersonal, and AFC was independently related to trauma-related symptoms in both boys and girls. The numbe...
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free text keywords: cumulative trauma, adolescents, family circumstances, moderating factors, Health Sciences, Hälsovetenskaper, Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child abuse, Occupational safety and health, Interpersonal relationship, Suicide prevention, Poison control, Injury prevention, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Medicine, business.industry, business, Mental health, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty
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