Aim. Aim of this study is to investigate short-term (3 and 5 months) psychological consequences of severe motor-vehicle accidents. Methods. The sample under investigation is composed of two groups: 8 survivors of severe motor-vehicle accidents with spinal cord injuries (SCI) hospitalized in a Spinal Cord Unit, and 6 survivors who did not require hospitalization. All subjects were assessed twice, three and five months after the accident, on a variety of measures including the CAPS and the BDI-SF. Results. Prevalence of PTSD in the total sample was, 3 months after the accident, 14% with no significant differences between the two groups; some peculiarities in the symptomathological profile emerged as much as subjects with SCI experience avoidance of trauma-related stimuli more frequently. An overall decline in frequency and severity of post-traumatic symptoms between the two assessments was observed in the total sample, though some components (Criterion C symptoms) showed no relevant variations over time. Finally, depressive symptoms, which were characterized by higher severity in the SCI group, showed a significant decline between the two assessments. Discussion. Our data, although based on a limited sample, might help in tailoring psychological interventions for prevention and treatment of PTSD in survivors of severe motor accidents.
Prunas, A., Iavarone, V., Fiorletta, A., & Madeddu, F. (2009). Le conseguenze psicologiche a breve termine degli incidenti stradali: una ricerca empirica. RIVISTA DI PSICHIATRIA, 44(6), 409-417.
|Citazione:||Prunas, A., Iavarone, V., Fiorletta, A., & Madeddu, F. (2009). Le conseguenze psicologiche a breve termine degli incidenti stradali: una ricerca empirica. RIVISTA DI PSICHIATRIA, 44(6), 409-417.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Le conseguenze psicologiche a breve termine degli incidenti stradali: una ricerca empirica|
|Autori:||Prunas, A; Iavarone, V; Fiorletta, A; Madeddu, F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Rivista:||RIVISTA DI PSICHIATRIA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1708/468.5541|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|