Trauma coping strategies and psychological distress: A meta-analysis.

  title={Trauma coping strategies and psychological distress: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Heather L. Littleton and Samantha Horsley and Siji L John and David V Nelson},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={20 6},
The identification of adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies following traumatic events has been the subject of much scientific inquiry. The current study sought through meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between the use of approach and avoidance strategies (both problem-focused and emotion/cognitive focused) following trauma and psychological distress. Thirty-nine studies of coping following two types of traumatic events (interpersonal violence and severe injury) were retained in… CONTINUE READING

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