Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Its Associated Factors Among Patients Attending PHCC in Jeddah City In 2011

Sharifa Tayeb

JPFCM, Jeddah


Background: PTSD is defined as a pathological anxiety that usually occurs after an individual experiences or witnesses severe trauma that constitutes a threat to the physical integrity or life of the individual or of another person.

Method:A cross-sectional study design was adopted and a multi-stage random sample was carried out to select a sample 162 from the regular  adult Saudi and non Saudi patients  attending  PHCC in  Jeddah 2011. A pre-designed an interview-administered questionnaire was used for data collection.

Results and conclusion:The prevalence rate of  PTSD among the interviewees  was evident that 20.4% of them achieved an overall score which indicates the likely positive PTSD.It was concluded that the prevalence rate of  PTSD  among patients  attending  PHCC in  Jeddah  2011 is higher than  the prevalence rate reported by the international studies. So an efforts should be made to identify and mange these problems as early as possible to prevent lifelong morbidity through early screening


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