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dc.contributor.authorImmel, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:03Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:03Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05302008-123051en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33346
dc.description.abstractHealth outcomes following a traumatic event are an important aspect of recovery from any type of trauma. Further, distress and psychopathology, specifically Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), have been shown to have a significant impact on physical health recovery post-trauma. The current study utilized a sample of 56 (48 women, 8 men) residential fire survivors to examine the potential mediating effect of PTSD and PTSD symptom subclusters. Participants were interviewed four months after a residential fire and were assessed on levels of exposure to the fire (Fire Questionnaire & Resource Loss Scale), PTSD symptomology (Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule), and somatic health complaints (Brief Symptom Inventory). Consistent with previous findings, PTSD was found to mediate the relationship between exposure to a traumatic event and reporting of health symptoms. Further, the increased arousal subcluster was found to mediate the aforementioned relationship; the avoidance symptom subcluster was found to partially mediate the same relationship. Implications of results of the current project are discussed with regard to the impact of trauma on survivorsâ health, along with recommendations for further research.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartImmelThesisETD.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAdultsen_US
dc.subjectPTSDen_US
dc.subjectExposureen_US
dc.subjectSomatic Healthen_US
dc.titlePosttraumatic Stress Disorder and Symptom Subclusters as a Mediator of Self-Reported Somatic Health Among Individuals Exposed to Residential Fireen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, Russell T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberScarpa-Friedman, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWinett, Richard A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05302008-123051/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-05-30en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-07-03
dc.date.adate2008-07-03en_US


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