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Effects of trauma-focused psychotherapy upon war refugees.
J Trauma Stress. 2009 Dec; 22(6):585-92.JT

Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of a trauma-focused psychotherapy upon war refugees from Bosnia. Seventy refugees who met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatoform disorders were included. The first 35 refugees were offered psychotherapy and the following 35 refugees received usual care. Outcome variables were changes in self-reported PTSD symptoms, psychological symptoms, and health status. At 12-month follow-up, participants in the intervention group reported significantly lower scores on the PTSD scale and the measure of psychological symptoms than the comparison group participants. Our results suggest that psychotherapy reduces symptoms of PTSD and somatoform disorders among war refugees even in the presence of insecure residence status.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 33, 35392 Giessen, Germany. Johannes.kruse@psycho.med.uni-giessen.deNo 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

19960519

Citation

Kruse, Johannes, et al. "Effects of Trauma-focused Psychotherapy Upon War Refugees." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 22, no. 6, 2009, pp. 585-92.
Kruse J, Joksimovic L, Cavka M, et al. Effects of trauma-focused psychotherapy upon war refugees. J Trauma Stress. 2009;22(6):585-92.
Kruse, J., Joksimovic, L., Cavka, M., Wöller, W., & Schmitz, N. (2009). Effects of trauma-focused psychotherapy upon war refugees. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(6), 585-92. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20477
Kruse J, et al. Effects of Trauma-focused Psychotherapy Upon War Refugees. J Trauma Stress. 2009;22(6):585-92. PubMed PMID: 19960519.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of trauma-focused psychotherapy upon war refugees. AU - Kruse,Johannes, AU - Joksimovic,Ljiljana, AU - Cavka,Majda, AU - Wöller,Wolfgang, AU - Schmitz,Norbert, PY - 2009/12/5/entrez PY - 2009/12/5/pubmed PY - 2010/3/17/medline SP - 585 EP - 92 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 22 IS - 6 N2 - The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of a trauma-focused psychotherapy upon war refugees from Bosnia. Seventy refugees who met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatoform disorders were included. The first 35 refugees were offered psychotherapy and the following 35 refugees received usual care. Outcome variables were changes in self-reported PTSD symptoms, psychological symptoms, and health status. At 12-month follow-up, participants in the intervention group reported significantly lower scores on the PTSD scale and the measure of psychological symptoms than the comparison group participants. Our results suggest that psychotherapy reduces symptoms of PTSD and somatoform disorders among war refugees even in the presence of insecure residence status. SN - 1573-6598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19960519/Effects_of_trauma_focused_psychotherapy_upon_war_refugees_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20477 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -