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Article: Posttraumatic growth and reduced suicidal ideation among adolescents at month 1 after the Sichuan Earthquake

TitlePosttraumatic growth and reduced suicidal ideation among adolescents at month 1 after the Sichuan Earthquake
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Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jad
Citation
Journal Of Affective Disorders, 2010, v. 123 n. 1-3, p. 327-331 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: This study investigated posttraumatic growth (PTG) and reduced suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents at one month after the occurrence of the Sichuan Earthquake. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 3324 high school students in Chengdu, Sichuan. The revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children and the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale assessed PTG and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), respectively. Results: Multivariate analysis showed that being in junior high grade 2, having probable PTSD, visiting affected areas, possessing a perceived sense of security from teachers, and being exposed to touching news reports and encouraging news reports were associated with probable PTG; the reverse was true for students in senior high grade 1 or senior high grade 2 who had experienced prior adversities. Among the 623 students (19.3% of all students) who had suicidal ideation prior to the earthquake, 57.4% self-reported reduced suicidal ideation when the pre-earthquake and post-earthquake situations were compared. Among these 623 students, the multivariate results showed that being females, perceived sense of security obtained from teachers and exposure to encouraging news reports were factors associated with reduced suicidal ideation; the reverse was true for experience of pre-earthquake corporal punishment and worry about severe earthquakes in the future. Limitations: The study population was not directly hit by the earthquake. This study is cross-sectional and no baseline data were collected prior to the occurrence of the earthquake. Conclusions: The earthquake resulted in PTG and reduced suicidal ideation among adolescents. PTSD was associated with PTG. Special attention should be paid to teachers' support, contents of media reports, and students' experience of prior adversities. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151711
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dc.contributor.authorYu, Xnen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, JTFen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorMak, WWSen_US
dc.contributor.authorChoi, KCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLui, WWSen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, EYYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:26:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:26:58Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Affective Disorders, 2010, v. 123 n. 1-3, p. 327-331en_US
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dc.description.abstractBackground: This study investigated posttraumatic growth (PTG) and reduced suicidal ideation among Chinese adolescents at one month after the occurrence of the Sichuan Earthquake. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 3324 high school students in Chengdu, Sichuan. The revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children and the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale assessed PTG and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), respectively. Results: Multivariate analysis showed that being in junior high grade 2, having probable PTSD, visiting affected areas, possessing a perceived sense of security from teachers, and being exposed to touching news reports and encouraging news reports were associated with probable PTG; the reverse was true for students in senior high grade 1 or senior high grade 2 who had experienced prior adversities. Among the 623 students (19.3% of all students) who had suicidal ideation prior to the earthquake, 57.4% self-reported reduced suicidal ideation when the pre-earthquake and post-earthquake situations were compared. Among these 623 students, the multivariate results showed that being females, perceived sense of security obtained from teachers and exposure to encouraging news reports were factors associated with reduced suicidal ideation; the reverse was true for experience of pre-earthquake corporal punishment and worry about severe earthquakes in the future. Limitations: The study population was not directly hit by the earthquake. This study is cross-sectional and no baseline data were collected prior to the occurrence of the earthquake. Conclusions: The earthquake resulted in PTG and reduced suicidal ideation among adolescents. PTSD was associated with PTG. Special attention should be paid to teachers' support, contents of media reports, and students' experience of prior adversities. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jaden_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Affective Disordersen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - Psychology - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparisonen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshEarthquakesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
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dc.subject.meshMass Mediaen_US
dc.subject.meshMotivationen_US
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshPersonality Inventory - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen_US
dc.subject.meshReproducibility Of Resultsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Environmenten_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten_US
dc.subject.meshStress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - Epidemiology - Ethnology - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSuicide, Attempted - Ethnology - Psychology - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.titlePosttraumatic growth and reduced suicidal ideation among adolescents at month 1 after the Sichuan Earthquakeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jad.2009.09.019en_US
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