Stress reaction and Post-traumatic stress disorder among flood victims of Lahore- Pakistan and role of community (ROC)

1Dr Amina Nasar, Ms Sadaf Inayat, Dr Ali Zulqarnain and Dr. Muhammad Nasar Sayeed Khan

1Child and General Adult Psychiatrist

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Abstract:

Aims and Objectives: The present study investigated the relationship between stress reaction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Role of community (ROC) among flood victims. Sample: The stratified random sampling was used to collect total sample of 130; consisted of 100 flood victims with the age range of 18 to 40 years (M=1.52, SD=3.9) and 30 community relief group workers with the age range 30-49 from most flood affected areas of district Lahore. Material and Method: Kessler stress reaction Scale and The Impact Event Scale-Revised were used to measure the stress reaction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among flood victims after translating into Urdu language. Results and Conclusion: The study found that there was a significant positive relationship between stress reaction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Moreover Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Education emerged as significant predictors of stress reaction.

Keywords:

Stress reaction, Post-traumatic stress disorder, role of community flood victims, Lahore

Paper Details
Month12
Year2016
Volume20
IssueIssue 2
Pages74-85