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Pathways from war trauma to posttraumatic stress symptoms among Tamil asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants.
J Trauma Stress. 1999 Jul; 12(3):421-35.JT

Abstract

Path analysis was used to examine the antecedents of posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms in Tamil asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants in Australia. The Harvard Trauma Questionnaire and a postmigration living difficulties questionnaire were completed by 62 asylum-seekers, 30 refugees, and 104 immigrants who responded to a mail-out. Demographic characteristics, residency status, and measures of trauma and postmigration stress were fitted to a structural model in PTS symptoms. Premigration trauma exposure accounted for 20% of the variance of PTS symptoms. Postmigration stress contributed 14% of the variance. Although limited by sampling constraints and retrospective measurement, the study supports the notion that both traumatic and posttraumatic events contribute to the expression of PTS symptoms.

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Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Liverpool Hospital, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10467553

Citation

Steel, Z, et al. "Pathways From War Trauma to Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Among Tamil Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 12, no. 3, 1999, pp. 421-35.
Steel Z, Silove D, Bird K, et al. Pathways from war trauma to posttraumatic stress symptoms among Tamil asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. J Trauma Stress. 1999;12(3):421-35.
Steel, Z., Silove, D., Bird, K., McGorry, P., & Mohan, P. (1999). Pathways from war trauma to posttraumatic stress symptoms among Tamil asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 12(3), 421-35.
Steel Z, et al. Pathways From War Trauma to Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Among Tamil Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants. J Trauma Stress. 1999;12(3):421-35. PubMed PMID: 10467553.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pathways from war trauma to posttraumatic stress symptoms among Tamil asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. AU - Steel,Z, AU - Silove,D, AU - Bird,K, AU - McGorry,P, AU - Mohan,P, PY - 1999/9/1/pubmed PY - 1999/9/1/medline PY - 1999/9/1/entrez SP - 421 EP - 35 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 12 IS - 3 N2 - Path analysis was used to examine the antecedents of posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms in Tamil asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants in Australia. The Harvard Trauma Questionnaire and a postmigration living difficulties questionnaire were completed by 62 asylum-seekers, 30 refugees, and 104 immigrants who responded to a mail-out. Demographic characteristics, residency status, and measures of trauma and postmigration stress were fitted to a structural model in PTS symptoms. Premigration trauma exposure accounted for 20% of the variance of PTS symptoms. Postmigration stress contributed 14% of the variance. Although limited by sampling constraints and retrospective measurement, the study supports the notion that both traumatic and posttraumatic events contribute to the expression of PTS symptoms. SN - 0894-9867 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10467553/Pathways_from_war_trauma_to_posttraumatic_stress_symptoms_among_Tamil_asylum_seekers_refugees_and_immigrants_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024710902534 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -