Correlates of post-traumatic stress and physical symptoms in Nepali adults under political turmoil

Elaine Duncan, Yori Gidron, Roshan P. Shrestha, Timothy Aryal

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This study investigated whether there is a relationship between the political violence that took place in Nepal and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical symptoms. Eighty-five Nepali citizens completed brief questionnaires assessing background information, whether they were directly exposed to political violence, the presence of PTSD-like symptomatology as well as physical complaints. Participants also completed a measure of perceived psychological proximity to the political events using a novel application of the Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self-Measure (PRISM).

Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005



  • Nepal
  • political turmoil
  • post-traumatic stress

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