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Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among gynecological patients with a history of sexual and physical abuse
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and gynecology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Surgery in Östergötland.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of health and environment. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Surgery in Östergötland.
2000 (English)In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605, E-ISSN 1552-6518, Vol. 15, no 9, 944-958 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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All patients who visited the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Link÷ping, Sweden over a 2-week period were sent a questionnaire about experiences of sexual/physical abuse and the Traumatic Event Scale, assessing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Of 649 patients, 26.3% showed a history of sexual or physical abuse in childhood or adulthood. Childhood and adulthood sexual abuse were experienced by 11.6% and 6.5%, respectively, childhood and adulthood physical abuse by 16.9% and 7.9%, respectively. Twenty-nine of all participants (4.5%) met PTSD criteria, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. PTSD was associated with multiple experiences of abuse. The frequency of PTSD symptoms was positively related to the amount and recency of abuse. PTSD participants reported more visits to a physician than abused non-PTSD and nonabused participants. The PTSD group reported less satisfaction than the other two groups with (a) contact with the physician and (b) the help received during visits to the clinic.

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2000. Vol. 15, no 9, 944-958 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26140Local ID: 10599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26140DiVA: diva2:246688
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13

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