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A Risk Assessment Tool to Predict Sustained PTSD Symptoms Among Women Reporting Abuse

Show simple item record Symes, Lene Maddoux, John McFarlane, Judith Pennings, Jacquelyn 2017-11-15T15:27:14Z 2017-11-15T15:27:14Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Symes, Lene; Maddoux, John; McFarlane, Judith; Pennings, Jacquelyn. (2016). Risk Assessment Tool to Predict Sustained PTSD Symptoms Among Women Reporting Abuse. Journal of Women’s Health, 25 (4), 340-347. en_US
dc.description.abstract Nationally and worldwide, 30% or more of women are likely to have experienced intimate partner violence. Maternal mental health symptoms predict child function. When mothers have sustained posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), their children at are risk for growth and developmental delays and poor behavioral outcomes that may adversely affect the course of their lives. While many who experience trauma will recover without intervention, a significant proportion will experience PTSD, with negative consequences for their personal lives and the lives of their families. Early identification of those at high risk for PTSD symptoms will support early interventions to prevent PTSD and its negative consequences. This paper describes the development of a tool that can predict PTSD symptoms at 8 months in mothers who are primarily of low socioeconomic status and primarily members of underrepresented groups. The tool consists of four key measures. Implementation of this tool may be one part of providing evidence-informed IPV screening in a cost effective manner that supports quality care. Using this tool to identify mothers at high risk for sustained PTSD and entering them into early intervention programs may protect mothers and their children from negative outcomes and promote their health and wellbeing. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Women's Health en_US
dc.subject Screening Tool en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Predictive Factors en_US
dc.subject Safety Plan en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences en_US
dc.subject Spanish en_US
dc.subject Latina en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.title A Risk Assessment Tool to Predict Sustained PTSD Symptoms Among Women Reporting Abuse en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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