1018 Heart Rate and PTSD in Child Trauma Patients

Study Description

Title

1018 Heart Rate and PTSD in Child Trauma Patients

Abstract

This study investigated the extent to which heart rate (HR) levels soon after a traumatic event predicted posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity assessed 6 weeks and 6 months later in child trauma victims. Methods: Participants consisted of 82 children (56 boys, 26 girls) aged 8–18 who were admitted to a Midwestern US trauma center. HR data were recorded from emergency medical services (EMS) records, upon admission to the emergency department (ED), for the first 20 minutes following admission, and upon discharge. Subsequent PTSD and depressive symptoms were assessed 6-weeks and 6-months post-trauma.

PACT/R Dataset Number

1018

Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator

Nicole Nugent

Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator 2

Doug Delahanty

Number of assessment points

3

Study language

English

PI Institution

Brown University

PI 2 Institution

Kent State University

Inclusion criteria

Child age 8 - 18 with Criterion A injuries that necessitated hospitalization

Exclusion criteria

None stated

Coverage

Date
2001 - 2003
Geographical Coverage Description

United States

Country
US

Funding

Description

Not applicable

Data

Analysis Unit
Individual
Analysis Unit

Child exposed to an index potentially traumatic event

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