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dc.contributor.authorHarms, L
dc.contributor.authorTalbot, M
dc.date.available2014-05-21T21:47:34Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-01
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dc.identifier.citationHarms, L. & Talbot, M. (2007). The aftermath of road trauma: Survivors' perceptions of trauma and growth. HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 32 (2), pp.129-137. https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/32.2.129.
dc.identifier.issn0360-7283
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/28603
dc.descriptionC1 - Refereed Journal Article
dc.description.abstractFor many survivors of serious road trauma, the physical and psychological consequences are complex and lifelong. The longer-term psychosocial recovery experience for survivors, however, is rarely documented in the social work literature. This article reports on findings from a study of road trauma recovery experiences. The findings are presented in relation to posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress experiences, as measured by the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory and the Impact of Event Scale. Data were collected from 79 anonymous self-administered postal surveys from participants who had received treatment in an Australian rehabilitation center following serious orthopedic injury. One-third of these survivors continued to experience serious psychological distress in the aftermath of road trauma and a range of other psychosocial consequences four years after their accident. Although 87 percent of the sample continued to experience posttraumatic stress difficulties, 99 percent reported experiences of posttraumatic growth. Implications of these findings for social work practice are discussed.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNATL ASSOC SOCIAL WORKERS
dc.subjectSocial Work
dc.titleThe aftermath of road trauma: Survivors' perceptions of trauma and growth
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/hsw/32.2.129
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSocial Work
melbourne.source.titleHEALTH & SOCIAL WORK
melbourne.source.volume32
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages129-137
melbourne.publicationid72926
melbourne.elementsid285850
melbourne.contributor.authorHarms, Louise
dc.identifier.eissn1545-6854
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