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    The Mediating Role of Early Maladaptive Schemas in the Relationship between Childhood Traumatic Events and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Older Adults (>64 Years)


    Vasilopoulou, Eleni and Karatzias, Thanos and Hyland, Philip and Wallace, Hannah and Guzman, Azucena (2020) The Mediating Role of Early Maladaptive Schemas in the Relationship between Childhood Traumatic Events and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Older Adults (>64 Years). Journal of Loss and Trauma, 25 (2). p. 141158. ISSN 1532-5032

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    Abstract

    The current study investigated the mediating role of Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) in the association between childhood trauma and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) symptom severity in a clinical sample of 42 older adults (>64 years). It was found that EMS total score mediated the relationship between childhood trauma and CPTSD symptom severity. Two second order schema factors (Disconnection; Impaired Autonomy) also had a mediating role in this relationship. Results provide preliminary support for the utility of interventions targeting EMS, particularly in the domains of Disconnection and Impaired Autonomy, in order to alleviate CPTSD symptoms. Future research is required to replicate these results within larger samples and to examine the efficacy of schema and cognitive interventions within trauma exposed older adults.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Eleni Vasilopoulou, Thanos Karatzias, Philip Hyland, Hannah Wallace & Azucena Guzman (2020) The Mediating Role of Early Maladaptive Schemas in the Relationship between Childhood Traumatic Events and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Older Adults (>64 Years), Journal of Loss and Trauma, 25:2, 141-158, DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2019.1661598
    Keywords: childhood trauma; schemas; CPTSD; older adults;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 15178
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2019.1661598
    Depositing User: Philip Hyland
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 16:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Loss and Trauma
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
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