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Community violence and PTSD in selected South African townships.
J Interpers Violence. 2004 Jun; 19(6):727-42.JI

Abstract

Given the high rates of crime in South Africa's townships, nonpolitical violence out-side the home and its psychological impact on women were investigated within two samples, the primary a help-seeking sample and the secondary a community sample. In the help-seeking sample, two thirds of the women reported having experienced several traumatic events outside the home. Those women displayed a median of 9 PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms, with nearly half meeting all criteria for PTSD. In the community sample, 40 women of color were interviewed at a community festival for women, and again two thirds reported having experienced several traumatic events outside the home during the previous year. These women displayed a median of 8.8 PTSD symptoms, with none meeting all criteria for PTSD. South Africa's distinctive culture of violence is discussed as context for understanding issues of community violence and PTSD among women in its minority townships.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15140321

Citation

Dinan, B Ann, et al. "Community Violence and PTSD in Selected South African Townships." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 19, no. 6, 2004, pp. 727-42.
Dinan BA, McCall GJ, Gibson D. Community violence and PTSD in selected South African townships. J Interpers Violence. 2004;19(6):727-42.
Dinan, B. A., McCall, G. J., & Gibson, D. (2004). Community violence and PTSD in selected South African townships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(6), 727-42.
Dinan BA, McCall GJ, Gibson D. Community Violence and PTSD in Selected South African Townships. J Interpers Violence. 2004;19(6):727-42. PubMed PMID: 15140321.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Community violence and PTSD in selected South African townships. AU - Dinan,B Ann, AU - McCall,George J, AU - Gibson,Diana, PY - 2004/5/14/pubmed PY - 2004/9/15/medline PY - 2004/5/14/entrez SP - 727 EP - 42 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 19 IS - 6 N2 - Given the high rates of crime in South Africa's townships, nonpolitical violence out-side the home and its psychological impact on women were investigated within two samples, the primary a help-seeking sample and the secondary a community sample. In the help-seeking sample, two thirds of the women reported having experienced several traumatic events outside the home. Those women displayed a median of 9 PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms, with nearly half meeting all criteria for PTSD. In the community sample, 40 women of color were interviewed at a community festival for women, and again two thirds reported having experienced several traumatic events outside the home during the previous year. These women displayed a median of 8.8 PTSD symptoms, with none meeting all criteria for PTSD. South Africa's distinctive culture of violence is discussed as context for understanding issues of community violence and PTSD among women in its minority townships. SN - 0886-2605 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15140321/Community_violence_and_PTSD_in_selected_South_African_townships_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260504263869?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -