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Golenkov A.

Post-traumatic stress disorder in inhabitants of Chuvashia

Keywords: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, prevalence, Chuvashia, stressors

The objective is to study by means of questionnaires (scales, forms) the prevalence of post-traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSR), stressful events influencing their development in inhabitants of Chuvashia. 681 inhabitants of the Chuvash Republic (men – 285, women – 396) aged from 18 to 85 years old (middle age – 36,8±15,3 years old) were anonymously interviewed. For identification of PTSR the scale of A. Prins et al. and «A screening questionnaire for identification of frustration of an affective range» were used. Categorical variables were compared using the Chi-square test and using analysis of variance (ANOVA). PTSR were revealed in 3,67% of inhabitants of Chuvashia (4,56% men and 3,03% women). Persons with PTSR had twice more family problems, stressful events connected with work (unemployment), diseases and the death of the loved one. Depressions were identified in 92% of respondents with PTSR, sleep disorders – in 44,9%. Prevalence of PTSR in inhabitants of Chuvashia corresponds to literary data, but distinctions between demographic groups (sex, age, the place of residence, education level) are not revealed. PTSR are closely connected with the development of depressions and number of the earlier stresses.

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Golenkov Andrey V.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Medical Psychology and Neurology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (golenkovav@inbox.ru)

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Golenkov A. Post-traumatic stress disorder in inhabitants of Chuvashia [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2017. – №2. P. 1-5. – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2017/2/1/.