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Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disability in Cambodia

Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disability in Cambodia ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disability in Cambodia Associations With Perceived Justice, Desire for Revenge, and Attitudes Toward the Khmer Rouge Trials Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH Context Millions of Cambodians suffered profound trauma during the Khmer Rouge James L. Gibson, PhD era (1975 to 1979). A joint United Nations–Cambodian tribunal (the “Khmer Rouge trials”) was empanelled in 2006 to prosecute top Khmer Rouge leaders and began Joop T. V. M. de Jong, MD, PhD substantive hearings in March 2009. Nigel P. Field, PhD Objectives To establish the prevalence of probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Sokhom Hean, PhD among adult Cambodians and to assess correlates of PTSD symptoms and disability with perceived justice, desire for revenge, and knowledge of and attitudes toward the trials. Ivan Komproe, PhD Design, Setting, and Participants A national probability sample of 1017 Cambo- ETWEEN 1975 AND 1979, CAM- dians was assembled using a multistage, stratified cluster design, including 813 adults older bodia suffered genocide un- than 35 years who had been at least 3 years old during the Khmer Rouge era and 204 der the government of Demo- adults aged 18 to 35 years who had not been exposed to the Khmer Rouge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disability in Cambodia

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2009.1085
pmid
19654387
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disability in Cambodia Associations With Perceived Justice, Desire for Revenge, and Attitudes Toward the Khmer Rouge Trials Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH Context Millions of Cambodians suffered profound trauma during the Khmer Rouge James L. Gibson, PhD era (1975 to 1979). A joint United Nations–Cambodian tribunal (the “Khmer Rouge trials”) was empanelled in 2006 to prosecute top Khmer Rouge leaders and began Joop T. V. M. de Jong, MD, PhD substantive hearings in March 2009. Nigel P. Field, PhD Objectives To establish the prevalence of probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Sokhom Hean, PhD among adult Cambodians and to assess correlates of PTSD symptoms and disability with perceived justice, desire for revenge, and knowledge of and attitudes toward the trials. Ivan Komproe, PhD Design, Setting, and Participants A national probability sample of 1017 Cambo- ETWEEN 1975 AND 1979, CAM- dians was assembled using a multistage, stratified cluster design, including 813 adults older bodia suffered genocide un- than 35 years who had been at least 3 years old during the Khmer Rouge era and 204 der the government of Demo- adults aged 18 to 35 years who had not been exposed to the Khmer Rouge

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 5, 2009

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