Comparative Study

| Published: February 02, 2017

To Determine Level of Post Traumatic Stress Faced By Adolescent Children with Chronic Illness


Research Scholar, Mother Teresa University Kodaikanal, Lecturer- MMM College of Health Sciences.Chennai, Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. R. Subhashini

Dean and HOD, Department of Counseling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work. Chennai; Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.059/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.059


Background: Chronic Illness is disorders or diseases that compromise well-being, either temporarily or chronically. Identifying related risk factors is of theoretical and practical relevance. It helps to understand psychosocial consequences of chronic diseases and provide valuable information for clinicians regarding who should be screened for what kind of problems. These children undergo a silent development of stress which occur Post Trauma. Post Traumatic Stress (intrusive memories, avoidance, and distress) is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock. Aim and Objective: To determine level of post traumatic stress faced by adolescent children with chronic illness. Samples and Methods: The study was carried out in 75 samples under treatment for Chronic illness in MMM hospital between age group 1 to 20 years. The samples were selected through convenient sampling technique. The Tool used for data collection and assessment of Post traumatic stress level is a Semi structured questionnaire which includes: Demographic details-: Socio demographic profile (age, gender, place of residence, religion, education, occupation, type of family etc) and .Post traumatic stress scale-Manual for the Administration and Scoring of the PTSD(Post Traumatic stress disorder) Symptom Scale – Interview for DSM-5 (PSS-I-5) Result: PTSD (Post Traumatic stress disorder) was significantly observed in all the respondents’ with chronic illness. Conclusion: The preliminary study concludes the presence of post traumatic stress disorder among adolescence with chronic illness. This particularly emphasizes on multidimensional   assessment and treatment.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017