What is it about?
The present article studies war-related trauma and its effects on children living in the Gaza Strip, 6 months after the attack launched by the Israeli army on July 8, 2014, which lasted for 51 days. Results showed that the majority of the children were exposed to bombardments and residential area destruction (83.51%), were confined at home unable to go outside (72.92%), were witness to the profanation of mosques (70.38%), were exposed to combat situations (66.65%), and saw corpses (59.95%). A sample of 275 males (28.3%) and 232 females (26.5%) showed diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Why is it important?
The traumatic symptomatology found in the total sample fulfills the criteria for PTSD diagnosis in 26% to 30% of the cases and is related to the number of trauma events experienced.
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This page is a summary of: Traumatic Events Exposure and Psychological Trauma in Children Victims of War in the Gaza Strip, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, November 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0886260517742911.
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Santander-Complutense University of Madrid Research Project (PR26 / 16-20330) This website responds to the work done in research on evaluation of memory and other associated psychological disorders to trauma / Assessment of memories and other psychological disorders associated to trauma , developed by the UCM Research Group Psychology of Testimony (ref. 971672) , under the project entitled evaluation of psychosocial needs refugees and asylum seekers .
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