The role of the family in child and adolescent posttraumatic stress following attendance at an emergency department

Meiser-Stedman, R.A., Yule, W., Dalgleish, T., Smith, P. and Glucksman, E. (2006) The role of the family in child and adolescent posttraumatic stress following attendance at an emergency department. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31 (4). pp. 397-402. ISSN 0146-8693

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the role of family factors in posttraumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS) in children and adolescents who have attended an emergency department following assaults or motor vehicle accident. Methods: Children and their parents completed self-report questionnaires and semistructured interviews relating to their psychopathology and cognitive styles at 2-4 weeks and 6 months after trauma. Results: Parental depression was correlated with child PTSS at each assessment point. Less consistent findings were observed for family functioning. Parental endorsement of worry was a correlate of child PTSS at each assessment and a mediator between parental depression and child PTSS. Conclusions: A role for family factors, in particular parental depression and parental endorsement of worry, in the development of child PTSS is supported. Weaknesses of the study are discussed, and suggestions for future research are given.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 16:50
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 23:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50599
DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsj005

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