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Article: The impact of pet loss on the perceived social support and psychological distress of hurricane survivors

TitleThe impact of pet loss on the perceived social support and psychological distress of hurricane survivors
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/109882595
Citation
Journal Of Traumatic Stress, 2009, v. 22 n. 3, p. 244-247 How to Cite?
AbstractAssociations between pet loss and posthurricane perceived social support and psychological distress were explored. Participants (N = 365) were primarily low-income African American single mothers who were initially part of an educational intervention study. All participants were exposed to Hurricane Katrina, and 47% experienced Hurricane Rita. Three waves of survey data, two from before the hurricanes, were included. Sixty-three participants (17.3%) reported losing a pet due to the hurricanes and their aftermath. Pet loss significantly predicted postdisaster distress, above and beyond demographic variables, pre- and postdisaster perceived social support, predisaster distress, hurricane-related stressors, and human bereavement, an association that was stronger for younger participants. Pet loss was not a significant predictor of postdisaster perceived social support, but the impact of pet loss on perceived social support was significantly greater for participants with low levels of predisaster support. © 2009 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161352
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dc.contributor.authorLowe, SRen_US
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, JEen_US
dc.contributor.authorZwiebach, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-24T08:30:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-24T08:30:50Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Traumatic Stress, 2009, v. 22 n. 3, p. 244-247en_US
dc.identifier.issn0894-9867en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161352-
dc.description.abstractAssociations between pet loss and posthurricane perceived social support and psychological distress were explored. Participants (N = 365) were primarily low-income African American single mothers who were initially part of an educational intervention study. All participants were exposed to Hurricane Katrina, and 47% experienced Hurricane Rita. Three waves of survey data, two from before the hurricanes, were included. Sixty-three participants (17.3%) reported losing a pet due to the hurricanes and their aftermath. Pet loss significantly predicted postdisaster distress, above and beyond demographic variables, pre- and postdisaster perceived social support, predisaster distress, hurricane-related stressors, and human bereavement, an association that was stronger for younger participants. Pet loss was not a significant predictor of postdisaster perceived social support, but the impact of pet loss on perceived social support was significantly greater for participants with low levels of predisaster support. © 2009 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/109882595en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Traumatic Stressen_US
dc.titleThe impact of pet loss on the perceived social support and psychological distress of hurricane survivorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jts.20403en_US
dc.identifier.pmid19462438-
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dc.identifier.volume22en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage244en_US
dc.identifier.epage247en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US

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