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    Assessing the existence of dissociative PTSD in sub-acute patients of whiplash

    Hansen, Maj and Hyland, Philip and Armour, Cherie and Andersen, Tonny E. (2019) Assessing the existence of dissociative PTSD in sub-acute patients of whiplash. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 20 (1). pp. 16-31. ISSN 1529-9740

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    Numerous studies investigating dissociative posttraumatic stress disorder (D-PTSD) have emerged. However, there is a lack of studies investigating D-PTSD following a wider range of traumatic exposure. Thus, the present study investigates D-PTSD using latent class analysis (LCA) in sub-acute patients of whiplash and associated risk factors. The results of LCA showed a three-class solution primarily distributed according to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity and thus no indication of D-PTSD. Dissociative symptoms, psychological distress (i.e. anxiety/depression), and pain severity significantly predicted PTSD severity. Combined, the results support the component model of dissociation and PTSD, while still stressing the importance of dissociative symptoms when planning treatment for PTSD.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Maj Hansen, Philip Hyland, Cherie Armour & Tonny E. Andersen (2019) Assessing the existence of dissociative PTSD in sub-acute patients of whiplash, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 20:1, 16-31, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2018.1451805
    Keywords: Whiplash; pain; dissociative PTSD; latent structure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 13300
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    Depositing User: Philip Hyland
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 14:57
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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