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Post tsunami psychological impact among survivors in Aceh and West Sumatra, Indonesia

Musa, Ramli and Draman, Samsul (2014) Post tsunami psychological impact among survivors in Aceh and West Sumatra, Indonesia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55. S13-S16. ISSN 0010-440X

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Objective: In 2004, the province of Aceh, Indonesia was rocked by tsunami and in September 2009, West Sumatra, Indonesia was hit by an earthquake. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term psychological impact on the residents inhabiting these regions and to identify factors associated with it. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the residents. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) was used to measure their psychological well-being. Results: Out of 200 respondents, 1 in 5 (19%) was found to suffer from a high level of depression, 1 in 2 (51%) had anxiety and 1 in 5 (22%)experienced stress. Factors found to be significantly associated with depression, anxiety and stress were female, young age, unemployed, and single (pb0.05). Conclusion: The psychological impact following the tsunami persisted in the population after many years post-disaster.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/34205
Uncontrolled Keywords: EMTREE medical terms: adolescent; aged; anxiety; article; child; controlled study; depression; Depression Anxiety Stress Scale; earthquake; female; human; Indonesia; major clinical study; male; psychological aspect; psychological well being; residential area; risk factor; school child; stress; survivor; tsunami
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine > RZ400 Mental healing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 14:07
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 17:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34205

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