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dc.contributor.authorImmel, Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:10:49Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:10:49Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05-02en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05082011-131621en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37732en
dc.description.abstractPosttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been demonstrated as the primary pathway through which morbidity and mortality is achieved post-trauma. However, less is known about protective factors to PTSD, depression, and self-reported health outcomes of adults following a traumatic event. Through examination of residential fire survivors, the current project evaluated the predictive validity of protective factors of PTSD as they relate to PTSD, depression, and somatic health outcomes. Additionally, the project collapsed the three outcomes variables into a unified health construct and evaluated protective factors ability to predict health. It was hypothesized the peritraumatic emotionality, social support, and resource loss would predict PTSD, depression, and somatic health. Additionally, it was predicted that peritraumatic emotionality, social support, and resource loss would predict a unified construct of health. Participants were assessed via self-report and semi-structured interviews approximately four months post-fire. Results of the current project demonstrated strong associations amongst peritraumatic emotionality and resource loss for many of the outcome variables. However, social support was not found to be a predictor of any of the outcomes variables. When evaluating the unified health construct, resource loss was found to significant predict a resilient group of trauma survivors four months post-fire. The present study suggests lower peritraumatic emotionality and lower sustained resource loss are significant protective factors for resiliency from trauma.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartImmel_CS_D_2011.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartC_Immel_IRB_Approval_Letter.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectResource Lossen
dc.subjectSocial Supporten
dc.subjectSomatic Healthen
dc.subjectPeritraumatic Emotionalityen
dc.subjectDepressionen
dc.subjectPosttraumatic Stress Disorderen
dc.titleIdentifying Protective Factors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Self-Reported Health Outcomes of Residential Fire Survivorsen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, Russell T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHarrison, David W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKim-Spoon, Jungmeenen
dc.contributor.committeememberWinett, Richard A.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05082011-131621/en
dc.date.sdate2011-05-08en
dc.date.rdate2011-05-17en
dc.date.adate2011-05-17en


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