Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims

Title

Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims

Creator

Grubaugh AL; Resick PA

Publisher

The Psychiatric Quarterly

Date

2007

Subject

Female; Humans; Adult; Health Status; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Life Change Events; Reproducibility of Results; Personality Inventory; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; Adaptation; Psychological; Models; Parent caregivers; Depressive Disorder/diagnosis/psychology; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Stress Disorders; Post-Traumatic/diagnosis/psychology; Educational Status; Patient Acceptance of Health Care/psychology; Rape/psychology; Violence/psychology

Description

The importance of measuring growth outcomes following a traumatic event has been highlighted in recent literature (e.g., Linley, Joseph: Journal of Traumatic Stress 17:11-21, 2004). Although reports of growth are abundant, the relationship between growth outcomes and post-trauma distress remains unclear, with studies yielding conflicting results regarding this relationship. The purpose of the present study was to explore the interrelationships among growth outcomes and measures of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 100 female treatment-seeking physical and sexual assault victims. Although the majority of women reported some degree of growth in this study, and growth scores were comparable to those from other samples, measures of depression and PTSD were not significantly related to growth scores. The implication of these findings and future direction for research are discussed.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

145-155

Issue

2

Volume

78

Citation

Grubaugh AL; Resick PA, “Posttraumatic growth in treatment-seeking female assault victims,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14427.

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