Acute intrusive and avoidant PTSD symptoms as predictors of chronic PTSD following burn injury Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Burns
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

abstract

  • Several studies have endeavored to learn if acute PTSD symptoms are predictive of chronic PTSD, with equivocal results. In the present study, acute intrusive and avoidant PTSD symptoms were analyzed as possible predictors of chronic PTSD following burn injury. Results showed that baseline IES scores, within one week of injury, were significantly different for those who were later diagnosed with chronic PTSD. Additional analyses, undertaken to assess the relative importance of each symptom group in predicting chronic PTSD, indicated that both the presence, per se, and severity of acute avoidant symptoms predicted chronic PTSD.

publication date

  • June 26, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1024788812393

PubMed ID

  • 10378173

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 363

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 12

number

  • 2