publication . Article . 2015

Posttraumatic stress disorder: prevalences, comorbidities and quality of life in a community sample of young adults

Letícia Galery Medeiros; Ricardo Azevedo da Silva; Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza; Giovanna Del Grande da Silva; Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro; Karen Jansen;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2015 Journal: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria (issn: 1982-0208, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Objectives To verify the prevalence of current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young adults, the occurrence of comorbidities and its association with quality of life. Methods This is a cross-sectional population-based study. The targeted population consisted on individuals aged 18 to 24 years old, who lived in the urban area of Pelotas-RS, Brazil. Cluster sampling was applied. PTSD and its comorbidities were assessed using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI 5.0), whereas quality of life was evaluated with the eight domains of the Medical Outcomes Survey Short-form General Health Survey (SF-36). Results A total of 1,762 young adults w...
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