Posttraumatic growth in child survivors of a road traffic accident

E Salter, P Stallard

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Abstract

Although the negative consequences of trauma have been well researched and described, posttraumatic growth has only recently come to the attention of researchers. This paper considers whether children ( aged 7-18 years) who have been involved in a road traffic accident can experience posttraumatic growth outcomes. From 158 children who took part in an interview, qualitative analysis of interview notes found that 67 (42%) reported some aspect of posttraumatic growth, most notably in terms of their philosophy of life. Of these, 25 (37%) were also assessed as experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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