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Posttraumatic stress symptoms among adults caring for orphaned children in HIV-endemic South Africa.

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There is growing evidence that mental health is a significant issue among families affected by AIDS-related parental deaths. The current study examined posttraumatic stress symptoms and identified risk factors among adults caring for AIDS-orphaned and other-orphaned children in an HIV-endemic South African community. A representative community sample of adults caring for children (N = 1,599) was recruited from Umlazi Township. Of the 116 participants who reported that a traumatic event was st...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s10461-013-0461-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
AIDS and Behavior Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
1755-1763
Publication date:
2013-06-05
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EISSN:
1573-3254
ISSN:
1090-7165
URN:
uuid:e9daa076-d7e5-4266-90bb-3a34e8b5315b
Source identifiers:
394932
Local pid:
pubs:394932

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