Title

PTSD symptoms among tsunami exposed mothers in Sri Lanka: the role of disaster exposure, culturally specific coping strategies, and recovery efforts

Keywords

Tsunami, PTSD, culture, coping, religious, Sri Lanka

Abstract

Women in Sri Lanka have been uniquely exposed to a complex and protracted set of stressors stemming from a civil war conflict spanning over 25 years and the tsunami which struck Southeast Asia in 2004. This study investigates coping strategies and their association with trauma-related symptoms of tsunami-exposed mothers in Sri Lanka at two time points.

Original Publication Citation

Wickrama, T., Wickrama, K.A.S., Banford Witting, A.,Lambert, J. (2016). PTSD symptomsamong Tsunami exposed mothers in Sri Lanka: The role of disaster exposure, culturally-specific coping strategies and recovery efforts. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 30(4), 415-427.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2016.1271121

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-12-29

Publisher

Anxiety, Stress, and Coping An International Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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