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The Relationship between coping styles and severity of PTSD symptoms among a Congolese refugee sample

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dc.contributor.author Twinomugisha, Sandra R.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-23T13:20:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-23T13:20:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2966
dc.description A paper presentation at the 3rd East African Multidisciplinary Research Conference (EAMARC III) held at the United States International University- Africa, 15th -17th November, 2016. en_US
dc.description.abstract How do coping styles moderate the severity of Post Traumatic stress disorder among Congolese Refugees living in (Urban)Nairobi. What is the level of PTSD among the sample (Congolese refugees), what coping strategies are employed? Solution: There was no significant relationship between coping styles and the severity of Post Traumatic Stress disorder. The number of urban refugees is growing rapidly and is estimated to exceed the current 6 million globally (UNHCR, 2009). Post trauma related illnesses have been predicted by several researchers as the inevitable outcome (Fazel, wheeler, Danesh, 2005; Perera, et al, 2013; Neuner et al, 2004) Moreover the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been recorded to be as high as 69%-92% within refugee and victims of torture populations (Keller et al, 2006). According to National Centre for PTSD (2014), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is characterized by eventual inability to function thereby becoming a burden to the family, society and community at large. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.title The Relationship between coping styles and severity of PTSD symptoms among a Congolese refugee sample en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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