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Universitas Psychologica

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ALEJO, EDGAR G; RUEDA, GERMÁN; ORTEGA, MARTHA  e  OROZCO, LUIS CARLOS. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF POSTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN POPULATION DISPLACED BY POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.3, pp.623-636. ISSN 1657-9267.

A cross-sectional study with a stratified-selected sample of 851 adults from 15 displaced people settlements in the city of Bucaramanga and metropolitan areas of Colombia was carried out in order to identify and describe symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Presence of the disorder was assessed with the CAPS and DTS scales, and current prevalence of psychological trauma was 21%. Associated factors established by means of Logistic Regression included Marital Status (particularly being married or living together); Age (OR = 1.02, p < 0.00); Education Level (OR = 1.06, p < 0.00), Alcohol Consumption Frequency (OR = 2.45, CI = 1.25-4.82) and Chronic Physical Disease (OR = 5.31, p < 0.000).

Palavras-chave : posttraumatic stress disorder; displacement; psychometry; trauma; violence; psychometrics; stress disorders; post-traumatic; displacement (psychology); violence psychology.

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