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Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among a Cohort of Students in Two Tertiary Institutions Post Hurricane Ivan

Six weeks after the passage of Hurricane Ivan, factors strongly correlated with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms were social support, gender, stressful life experience, emotional experience during the hurricane and experiences of loss and injury as a result of the hurricane.


Objective: This study seeks to identify factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following Hurricane Ivan among a cohort of tertiary-level students in Jamaica.

Methods: A 22-item, self-administered questionnaire was administered to a non-random sample. Using parametric and non-parametric analyses, the relationship between PTSD symptoms and several
variables was examined.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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