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[Posttraumatic stress disorder (psychiatric injury) after road traffic accidents in forensic medicine: a primary study].
Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006 Apr; 22(2):107-10, 116.FY

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Studying forensic medical problem related with RTA leading PTSD and supplying accumulating evidence for psychiatric compensation in court.

METHODS

One hundred and fifty six victims of RTA were recruited who applied to court for a costs order. The victims were examined for psychiatric diagnosis by psychiatrists and for rank of impairment by experts in forensic clinical medicine. The self-report psychopathological status and quality of life were also measured.

RESULTS

Eighty one victims of 156 (51.92%) fulfilled the criteria for PTSD (ICD-10). Morbidity difference in male and female were significant; The more serious extent of impairment is, the more PTSD'possibility is; The scores in World Health Organization Quality of Life were lower and in SAS and SDS were higher in PTSD group than in non-PTSD group. Acquirement of awarded costs could obviously prevent PTSD.

CONCLUSION

The higher PTSD incidence existed in the RTA victims who applied to court for a costs order, and acquirement of awarded costs could obviously prevent PTSD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Technique, Shenyang City Intermedia People's Court, Shenyang 110013, China. guanghuachen@msn.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

chi

PubMed ID

16850594

Citation

Chen, Guang-Hu, et al. "[Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (psychiatric Injury) After Road Traffic Accidents in Forensic Medicine: a Primary Study]." Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi, vol. 22, no. 2, 2006, pp. 107-10, 116.
Chen GH, Liu JH, Zheng JL. [Posttraumatic stress disorder (psychiatric injury) after road traffic accidents in forensic medicine: a primary study]. Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006;22(2):107-10, 116.
Chen, G. H., Liu, J. H., & Zheng, J. L. (2006). [Posttraumatic stress disorder (psychiatric injury) after road traffic accidents in forensic medicine: a primary study]. Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi, 22(2), 107-10, 116.
Chen GH, Liu JH, Zheng JL. [Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (psychiatric Injury) After Road Traffic Accidents in Forensic Medicine: a Primary Study]. Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006;22(2):107-10, 116. PubMed PMID: 16850594.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Posttraumatic stress disorder (psychiatric injury) after road traffic accidents in forensic medicine: a primary study]. AU - Chen,Guang-Hu, AU - Liu,Ji-Hu, AU - Zheng,Ji-Long, PY - 2006/7/21/pubmed PY - 2010/5/5/medline PY - 2006/7/21/entrez SP - 107-10, 116 JF - Fa yi xue za zhi JO - Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi VL - 22 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Studying forensic medical problem related with RTA leading PTSD and supplying accumulating evidence for psychiatric compensation in court. METHODS: One hundred and fifty six victims of RTA were recruited who applied to court for a costs order. The victims were examined for psychiatric diagnosis by psychiatrists and for rank of impairment by experts in forensic clinical medicine. The self-report psychopathological status and quality of life were also measured. RESULTS: Eighty one victims of 156 (51.92%) fulfilled the criteria for PTSD (ICD-10). Morbidity difference in male and female were significant; The more serious extent of impairment is, the more PTSD'possibility is; The scores in World Health Organization Quality of Life were lower and in SAS and SDS were higher in PTSD group than in non-PTSD group. Acquirement of awarded costs could obviously prevent PTSD. CONCLUSION: The higher PTSD incidence existed in the RTA victims who applied to court for a costs order, and acquirement of awarded costs could obviously prevent PTSD. SN - 1004-5619 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16850594/[Posttraumatic_stress_disorder__psychiatric_injury__after_road_traffic_accidents_in_forensic_medicine:_a_primary_study]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/posttraumaticstressdisorder.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -