Estudio epidemiológico del trastorno por estrés postraumático en poblaciíon desplazada por la violencia política en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiological study of postraumatic stress disorder in population displaced by political violence in Colombia

Edgar G. Alejo, Germán Rueda, Martha Ortega, Luis Carlos Orozco

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study with a stratified-selected sample of 851 adults from 15 displaced people settlements in the city of Bucaramanga and metropolitan areas of Colombia was carried out in order to identify and describe symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Presence of the disorder was assessed with the CAPS and DTS scales, and current prevalence of psychological trauma was 21%. Associated factors established by means of Logistic Regression included Marital Status (particularly being married or living together); Age (OR = 1.02, p < 0.00); Education Level (OR = 1.06, p < 0.00), Alcohol Consumption Frequency (OR = 2.45, CI = 1.25-4.82) and Chronic Physical Disease (OR = 5.31, p < 0.000).

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiological study of postraumatic stress disorder in population displaced by political violence in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)623-635
Number of pages13
JournalUniversitas Psychologica
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

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