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The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
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  • post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder (with or without reference to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
  • the assessment, description, prevention, or treatment of any psychiatric disorder, especially dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder), other dissociative disorders, or borderline personality disorder, associated etiologically or epidemiologically with exposure to a traumatic event, or to an event experienced as traumatic by the population under discussion
  • the preparation or provision of mental health services to a traumatized population or a population at risk of experiencing traumatic events
  • issues of professional ethics, scientific methodology, or public policy relating to traumatized populations.
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Title The independent predictive value of peritraumatic dissociation for postdisaster intrusions, avoidance reactions, and PTSD symptom severity: a 4-year prospective study
Author Van der Velden, Peter G; Kleber, Rolf J; Christiaanse, Berdi B A; Gersons, Berthold P R; Marcelissen, Frans H G; Drogendijk, Annelieke N; Grievink, Linda; Olff, Miranda; Meewisse, Marie-Louise
Affiliation Institute for Psychotrauma, Zaltbommel, The Netherlands; Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center/De Meren, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Centre for Environmental Health Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Source Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 493-506, August 2006
ISSN 0894-9867
Descriptors Explosions; Enschede Fireworks Explosion (2000); Survivors; Dutch; Longitudinal Study; PTSD (DSM-IV); Dissociative Symptoms; Etiology; Avoidance; Intrusive Thoughts
Abstract This 4-year prospective study (N = 662) of victims of a fireworks disaster examines the independent predictive value of peritraumatic dissociation for self-reported intrusions, avoidance reactions, and PTSD symptom severity at both 18-months (T2) and almost 4-years postdisaster (T3). Peritraumatic dissociation was measured 2-3 weeks after the disaster (T1). Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that peritraumatic dissociation was not a strong independent predictor for intrusions and avoidance reactions and PTSD symptom severity at T2 or at T3 above initial intrusions, avoidance reactions, and psychological distress (T1). Results suggest that an early screening procedure for peritraumatic dissociation, which is aimed at identifying disaster victims who are at risk for long-term psychological disturbances can be omitted. [Author Abstract]
Language English
Publication Type Journal Article (aja)
Accession Number 80155
Update 20061011
Test and Measures Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire (Marmar and Weiss); Symptom Checklist 90 Revised (Derogatis et al); Impact of Event Scale (Horowitz et al); Self-Rating Scale for PTSD (Carlier et al)