Trajectories Of Daily Ptsd Symptoms In Recent Traumatic Injury Victims

Title

Trajectories Of Daily Ptsd Symptoms In Recent Traumatic Injury Victims

Creator

Hruska B; Pacella M L; George R L; Delahanty D L

Publisher

Psychological Trauma-Theory Research Practice and Policy

Date

2016
2016-11

Description

Objective: Prior research has identified different PTSD symptom (PTSS)trajectories over months and years posttrauma that warrant different levels of clinical attention. Earlier identification of at-risk trauma victims can facilitate efficient and appropriate intervention efforts. Method: Using latent class growth analysis, we examined daily PTSS trajectories beginning 6 weeks postinjury in 68 injury victims. Resulting classes were compared on key characteristics at 6 and 21 weeks postinjury. Results: Three trajectories were identified: a nonreactive class (67.8%) with low initial symptom levels that remained low, a moderate-stable class (27.9%) with elevated symptom levels that remained constant, and a severe-increasing class (4.4%) with high symptom levels that increased. Conclusions: High-risk injury victims can be identified by their daily PTSS, allowing for early identification of those at risk for elevated distress and in greater need for intervention.

Subject

assessment; care; checklist pcl; ecological momentary; growth analysis; latent class; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Psychiatry; Psychology; PTSD symptom trajectories; resilience; scale; survivors; traumatic injury

Identifier

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

Search for Full-text

Users with a NEOMED Library login can search for full-text journal articles at the following url: https://libraryguides.neomed.edu/home

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

676-679

Issue

6

Volume

8

Citation

Hruska B; Pacella M L; George R L; Delahanty D L, “Trajectories Of Daily Ptsd Symptoms In Recent Traumatic Injury Victims,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10254.

Social Bookmarking