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Seven-year follow-up study of symptoms in asylum seekers and refugees with PTSD treated with trauma-focused groups.
J Clin Psychol. 2014 Apr; 70(4):376-87.JC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine sustainability of symptom outcomes of a 1-year phase-based trauma-focused, multimodal, and multicomponent group therapy in a day treatment program for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over an average period of 7 years.

METHOD

Iranian and Afghan patients (N = 69) were assessed with self-rated symptom checklists for PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms before (T1), after (T2), and up to 11 years upon completion of the treatment (T3). A series of mixed model regression analyses was applied to determine the course of the measured symptoms over time.

RESULTS

At T2, all symptoms were reduced, but PTSD symptoms showed the strongest reduction. The trend of symptom reduction continued up to 5 years posttreatment and was similar for all the examined symptoms. After 5 years, all symptoms started to worsen, but remained under baseline levels at T3.

CONCLUSIONS

The applied treatment appears to improve mental health of the studied sample on both the short and longer term.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Psychotrauma Centrum Zuid Nederland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24105446

Citation

Drožđek, Boris, et al. "Seven-year Follow-up Study of Symptoms in Asylum Seekers and Refugees With PTSD Treated With Trauma-focused Groups." Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 70, no. 4, 2014, pp. 376-87.
Drožđek B, Kamperman AM, Tol WA, et al. Seven-year follow-up study of symptoms in asylum seekers and refugees with PTSD treated with trauma-focused groups. J Clin Psychol. 2014;70(4):376-87.
Drožđek, B., Kamperman, A. M., Tol, W. A., Knipscheer, J. W., & Kleber, R. J. (2014). Seven-year follow-up study of symptoms in asylum seekers and refugees with PTSD treated with trauma-focused groups. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70(4), 376-87. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22035
Drožđek B, et al. Seven-year Follow-up Study of Symptoms in Asylum Seekers and Refugees With PTSD Treated With Trauma-focused Groups. J Clin Psychol. 2014;70(4):376-87. PubMed PMID: 24105446.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seven-year follow-up study of symptoms in asylum seekers and refugees with PTSD treated with trauma-focused groups. AU - Drožđek,Boris, AU - Kamperman,Astrid M, AU - Tol,Wietse A, AU - Knipscheer,Jeroen W, AU - Kleber,Rolf J, Y1 - 2013/09/18/ PY - 2013/10/10/entrez PY - 2013/10/10/pubmed PY - 2014/12/15/medline KW - asylum seekers KW - follow-up KW - group therapy KW - posttraumatic stress disorder KW - refugees SP - 376 EP - 87 JF - Journal of clinical psychology JO - J Clin Psychol VL - 70 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine sustainability of symptom outcomes of a 1-year phase-based trauma-focused, multimodal, and multicomponent group therapy in a day treatment program for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over an average period of 7 years. METHOD: Iranian and Afghan patients (N = 69) were assessed with self-rated symptom checklists for PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms before (T1), after (T2), and up to 11 years upon completion of the treatment (T3). A series of mixed model regression analyses was applied to determine the course of the measured symptoms over time. RESULTS: At T2, all symptoms were reduced, but PTSD symptoms showed the strongest reduction. The trend of symptom reduction continued up to 5 years posttreatment and was similar for all the examined symptoms. After 5 years, all symptoms started to worsen, but remained under baseline levels at T3. CONCLUSIONS: The applied treatment appears to improve mental health of the studied sample on both the short and longer term. SN - 1097-4679 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24105446/Seven_year_follow_up_study_of_symptoms_in_asylum_seekers_and_refugees_with_PTSD_treated_with_trauma_focused_groups_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22035 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -