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Ageing and psychological response during the post-SARS period.
Aging Ment Health. 2006 May; 10(3):303-11.AM

Abstract

We studied the psychological impact of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to understand if age and residential location were risk factors associated with post-traumatic disturbance, namely intrusion, avoidance, and hyperarousal. One hundred and forty-six volunteers belonging to four groups classified along the dimensions of age (middle-aged versus older-aged) and location (high SARS-prevalent regions versus low SARS-prevalent regions), participated in this study. After controlling for depression, residents in high SARS-prevalent regions, regardless of age, consistently developed more intense post-traumatic disturbance than residents in low SARS-prevalent regions. Furthermore, the prevalence of probable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cases was significantly higher in older people and in residents of SARS-prevalent regions. Our findings suggest the importance of mental health aftercare in the post-epidemic period of disease epidemics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong. tmclee@hkusua.hku.hkNo 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

16777659

Citation

Lee, T M C., et al. "Ageing and Psychological Response During the post-SARS Period." Aging & Mental Health, vol. 10, no. 3, 2006, pp. 303-11.
Lee TM, Chi I, Chung LW, et al. Ageing and psychological response during the post-SARS period. Aging Ment Health. 2006;10(3):303-11.
Lee, T. M., Chi, I., Chung, L. W., & Chou, K. L. (2006). Ageing and psychological response during the post-SARS period. Aging & Mental Health, 10(3), 303-11.
Lee TM, et al. Ageing and Psychological Response During the post-SARS Period. Aging Ment Health. 2006;10(3):303-11. PubMed PMID: 16777659.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ageing and psychological response during the post-SARS period. AU - Lee,T M C, AU - Chi,I, AU - Chung,L W M, AU - Chou,K-L, PY - 2006/6/17/pubmed PY - 2006/11/9/medline PY - 2006/6/17/entrez SP - 303 EP - 11 JF - Aging & mental health JO - Aging Ment Health VL - 10 IS - 3 N2 - We studied the psychological impact of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to understand if age and residential location were risk factors associated with post-traumatic disturbance, namely intrusion, avoidance, and hyperarousal. One hundred and forty-six volunteers belonging to four groups classified along the dimensions of age (middle-aged versus older-aged) and location (high SARS-prevalent regions versus low SARS-prevalent regions), participated in this study. After controlling for depression, residents in high SARS-prevalent regions, regardless of age, consistently developed more intense post-traumatic disturbance than residents in low SARS-prevalent regions. Furthermore, the prevalence of probable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cases was significantly higher in older people and in residents of SARS-prevalent regions. Our findings suggest the importance of mental health aftercare in the post-epidemic period of disease epidemics. SN - 1360-7863 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16777659/Ageing_and_psychological_response_during_the_post_SARS_period_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13607860600638545 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -