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J Trauma Stress. 2003 Oct;16(5):523-6.

Follow-up of young road accident victims.

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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. marjorie.gillies@yorkhill.scot.nhs.uk

Abstract

The aim of this study was to follow-up a group of children and young people previously examined for psychological sequelae following road traffic accidents. The group was assessed 18-month postaccident to assess the severity of continuing symptoms and examine any emergence of delayed onset of posttraumatic stress reactions. Participants (N = 31) completed the Revised Impact of Event Scale and the Child Posttraumatic Stress Reaction Index. Parents completed the Child Behavior Check-List and participated in a semistructured interview. Symptoms of PTSD were noted in a quarter of participants as was delayed onset of symptoms. The role of avoidance in symptom reporting and continuing disorder is discussed.

PMID:
14584639
DOI:
10.1023/A:1025774915005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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