Adolescents' and parents' agreement on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and functioning after adolescent injury.

@article{Ghesquiere2008AdolescentsAP,
  title={Adolescents' and parents' agreement on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and functioning after adolescent injury.},
  author={Angela Ghesquiere and M C Fan and Lucy Berliner and Frederick P. Rivara and Gregory J Jurkovich and Joan E Russo and Wayne J. Katon and Douglas F. Zatzick},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={487-91}
}
Few investigations have simultaneously assessed concordance between youth and parent ratings of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and functioning. Randomly sampled adolescent injury survivors ages 12-18 and their parents were assessed on the inpatient ward and again at 2, 5, and 12-months postinjury (N = 99). Adolescent PTSD symptoms and functioning were rated by both adolescents and parents. Parent PTSD was also assessed; 27% of parents endorsed symptoms consistent with a diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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