Traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent organ transplant recipients.

TitleTraumatic stress symptoms in adolescent organ transplant recipients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMintzer, LL, Stuber ML, Seacord D, Castaneda M, Mesrkhani V, Glover D
Date Published2005 Jun
KeywordsAdolescent, 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.

Alternate JournalPediatrics