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The role of psychological symptoms and social group memberships in the development of post-traumatic stress after traumatic injury

Jones, JM, Williams, WH, Jetten, J, Haslam, SA, Harris, A and Gleibs, IH (2012) The role of psychological symptoms and social group memberships in the development of post-traumatic stress after traumatic injury British Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (4). pp. 798-811.

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Abstract

Objectives. The costs associated with traumatic injury are often exacerbated by the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms. However, it is unclear what decreases the development of post-traumatic symptoms over time. The aim of the present research was to examine the role of psychological symptoms and social group memberships in reducing the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms after orthopaedic injuries (OIs) and acquired brain injuries (ABIs). Design and Methods. A longitudinal prospective study assessed self-reported general health symptoms, social group memberships, and post-traumatic stress symptoms among participants with mild or moderate ABI (n= 62) or upper limb OI (n= 31) at 2 weeks (T1) and 3 months (T2) after injury. Results. Hierarchical regressions revealed that having fewer T1 general health symptoms predicted lower levels of T2 post-traumatic stress symptoms after OI but forming more new group memberships at T1 predicted lower levels of T2 post-traumatic stress symptoms after ABI. Conclusion. A focus on acquiring group memberships may be particularly important in reducing the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms after injuries, such as ABI, which result in long-term life changes.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Jones, JMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, WHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jetten, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Haslam, SAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Harris, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gleibs, IHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : November 2012
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02074.x
Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: Jones JM, Williams WH, Jetten J, Haslam SA, Harris A, Gleibs IH (2012) The role of psychological symptoms and social group memberships in the development of post-traumatic stress after traumatic injury. British Journal of Health Psychology 17(4):798-811, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02074.x
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Jun 2014 08:57
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/327561

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