Three-year follow-up study of the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms and quality of life among earthquake survivors in Yu-Chi, Taiwan.

@article{Tsai2007ThreeyearFS,
  title={Three-year follow-up study of the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms and quality of life among earthquake survivors in Yu-Chi, Taiwan.},
  author={Kuan-Yi Tsai and Pesus Chou and Frank Huang-chih Chou and Tom Tung-Ping Su and Shih-Chi Lin and Ming-Kun Lu and Wen-Chen Ou-Yang and Chao-Yueh Su and Shih-Shih Chao and Ming-Wei Huang and Huang-Chi Wu and Wen-Jung Sun and S Su and M Chen},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 1-2},
  pages={90-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the relationship between the clinical course of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and quality of life (QOL) among Taiwan earthquake survivors for 3 years. METHODS A population survey was done in a Taiwan township near the epicenter of a severe earthquake (7.3 on the Richter scale). Trained assistants used the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (MOS SF-36) and the Disaster-Related Psychological Screening Test to interview earthquake survivors 16 and… CONTINUE READING

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