Traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent organ transplant recipients.
|Title||Traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent organ transplant recipients.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Mintzer, LL, Stuber ML, Seacord D, Castaneda M, Mesrkhani V, Glover D|
|Date Published||2005 Jun|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, African Continental Ancestry Group, Age Factors, Attitude to Death, Child, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Heart Transplantation, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Kidney Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Male, Postoperative Complications, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Risk, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Stress, Psychological|
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after life-threatening medical illness have been found to predict poor outcome in preliminary studies of adults and children. However, these symptoms are rarely recognized in general medical or pediatric settings. Here we report on the first large investigation to assess prevalence and correlates of self-reported symptoms of posttraumatic stress in a nonreferred sample of adolescent liver, heart, and kidney transplant recipients.