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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 561-564


Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints

Iram Naz, Zaqia Bano, Ishtiaq Ahmed.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the relationship between burn cause, severity and health complaints with post-traumatic stress and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors.
Methodology: In this cross sectional observational study, data were collected at Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat from November 15 to July 25 2018. Among the post burn female survivorís, causes of burn injury, burn severity and health complications were assessed. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist and Montreal Cognitive Assessment scale was used to measure the constructs of Post-Traumatic Stress and cognitive functioning of domains of attention, abstraction, naming and memory.
Results: Among 200 post burn victims, the model fit summary confirmed (p=0.003) the structural relationship of causes of burn injury with post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress relationship with the cognitive functioning and burn severity association with the cognitive function of attention and memory. The causative agent (p=0.750) and health complaints (p=0.605) had non-significant relation with post-traumatic stress while post-traumatic stress had non-significant relationship with attention (p=0.190) and memory (p=0.112).
Conclusion: Burn cause, burn severity and health complaints were the leading factors of post-traumatic stress disorder in female burn survivors. Further, the post-traumatic stress induced cognitive impairment was present in them.

Key words: Burn injury, post-traumatic stress, structure equation modeling.


 
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Naz I, Bano Z, Ahmed I. Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints. RMJ. (2020), [cited September 02, 2020]; 45(3): 561-564.



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Naz, I., Bano, . Z. & Ahmed, . I. (2020) Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints. RMJ, 45 (3), 561-564.



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Naz, Iram, Zaqia Bano, and Ishtiaq Ahmed. 2020. Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 561-564.



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Naz, Iram, Zaqia Bano, and Ishtiaq Ahmed. "Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 561-564.



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Naz, Iram, Zaqia Bano, and Ishtiaq Ahmed. "Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints." Rawal Medical Journal 45.3 (2020), 561-564. Print.



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Naz, I., Bano, . Z. & Ahmed, . I. (2020) Post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive functioning of female burn survivors by cause, severity and health complaints. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 561-564.








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