Exposure to Traumatic Events and PTSD in a Post-Conflict and Disaster-Prone Area
The present study examines lifetime exposure to traumatic events and the rate of PTSD among university students living in a post-conflict and disaster-prone area. Two self-reported questionnaires, namely the life event checklist and a PTSD screening tool were used in the study. PTSD was found in 21% respondents. Approximately 96% of the respondents have been exposed to traumatic events during their lifetime. Both genders have the same rate of PTSD (p = 0.9) and exposure to traumatic events (p = 0.327). Findings suggest that lifetime exposures to traumatic events are high among students living in this region.
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