Impact of Domestic Care Environment on Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Orphans in Western Kenya

@inproceedings{Atwoli2014ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of Domestic Care Environment on Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Orphans in Western Kenya},
  author={Lukoye Atwoli and David O. Ayuku and Joseph A. Hogan and Julius K. Koech and Rachel C Vreeman and Samuel O. Ayaya and Paula Braitstein},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the domestic care environment on the prevalence of potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among orphaned and separated children in Uasin Gishu County, western Kenya. METHODS A total of 1565 (55.5% male) orphaned and separated adolescents aged 10-18 years (mean 13.8 years, sd 2.2), were assessed for PTSD and PTEs including bullying, physical abuse and sexual abuse. In this sample, 746 lived in… CONTINUE READING
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