The Study of Intensity and Frequency of Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Resulting from War in Ilam City
Koorosh Saki1*, Mahmood Rafieian-Kopaei2, Mahmood Bahmani3
1. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2. Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
3. Urmia University of Medical Siences. Urmia, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Koorosh Saki (PhD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Email: email@example.com
Abstract: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of a person’s reactions to stresses which are beyond one’s mental capacity and precedes a severe stress. The aim of this Research was to study the intensity and frequency of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from war in Ilam city. This descriptive- analytic study was investigated the PTSD among the residents of Ilam city who were involved directly or indirectly in the war issues. The sample size was 5110 people chosen through cluster sampling technique. Data were analyzed through statistical methods such as K2 test, t-test, linear regression test, and variance analysis in SPSS software. The results of the study revealed that 26% of the cases who had residence background in Ilam city during Iraqi war against Iran suffered from mental disorder (PTSD). Most of these patients were married, illiterate, or primary educated people and mostly the young and middle aged housewives. The war-induced posttraumatic stress disorder has had negative effects on different aspects of Ilam city residents’ health. Therefore, identifying the vulnerable groups to apply medical treatment seemed important and necessary.
[Koorosh Saki, Mahmood Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmood Bahmani. The Study of Intensity and Frequency of Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Resulting from War in Ilam City. Life Sci J 2013;10(7s):198-205]. (ISSN: 1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Key Words: Post-traumatic stress disorder, War, Ilam