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Screening for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among Bosnian refugees

Thulesius, Hans LU and Håkansson, Anders LU (1999) In Journal of Traumatic Stress 12(1). p.167-174
Abstract
To assess the level of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among Bosnian war refugees, a consecutive cohort of 206 Bosnian refugees, arriving in Sweden in 1993, was screened for PTSD using a modified version of the self-report instrument PTSS-10. A comparison group of 387 visitors to seven Swedish health centers was recruited. Prevalence of possible PTSD, using two estimates, was 18 to 33% among the Bosnian refugees, and .3 to 1% in the comparison group. The PTSS-10 showed high internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha = .92) and stability (test-retest reliability r = .89). Thus, Bosnian war refugees showed high levels of PTSD symptoms compared to a nonrefugee comparison group.
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  author       = {Thulesius, Hans and Håkansson, Anders},
  issn         = {0894-9867},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {167--174},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  title        = {Screening for posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among Bosnian refugees},
  url          = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10027150},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {1999},
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