Long-term prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in patients after secondary peritonitis

@article{Boer2007LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in patients after secondary peritonitis},
  author={Kimberly R. Boer and Cecilia W. Mahler and Cagdas Unlu and Bas Lamme and Margreeth B. Vroom and Mirjam A. G. Sprangers and Dirk. J. Gouma and J. Reitsma and Corianne A De Borgie and Marja A. Boermeester},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={R30 - R30}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the long-term prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomology in patients following secondary peritonitis and to determine whether the prevalence of PTSD-related symptoms differed between patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and patients admitted only to the surgical ward. METHOD A retrospective cohort of consecutive patients treated for secondary peritonitis was sent a postal survey containing a self-report… CONTINUE READING

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