Fear Associated With September 11 Television Coverage in Oklahoma City Bombing Survivors

Betty Pfefferbaum, Carol S North, Rose L. Pfefferbaum, Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter, J. Brian Houston

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Abstract

This study explored television viewing of the September 11 attacks in 99 survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing and examined the relationships of event-related television viewing with concerns about safety and danger in survivors with and without bombing-related posttraumatic stress disorder. The number of hours of viewing September 11 television coverage was related to worry about personal and family danger and to increased checking on loved ones but not to September 11-related posttraumatic responses. Some bombing survivors discontinued September 11 media contact due to fear. The findings suggest the importance of monitoring television viewing in survivors of prior incidents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-388
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • fear
  • media coverage
  • Oklahoma City bombing
  • September 11
  • terrorism

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  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Fear Associated With September 11 Television Coverage in Oklahoma City Bombing Survivors. / Pfefferbaum, Betty; North, Carol S; Pfefferbaum, Rose L.; Jeon-Slaughter, Haekyung; Houston, J. Brian.

In: Journal of Loss and Trauma, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2014, p. 375-388.

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Pfefferbaum, Betty ; North, Carol S ; Pfefferbaum, Rose L. ; Jeon-Slaughter, Haekyung ; Houston, J. Brian. / Fear Associated With September 11 Television Coverage in Oklahoma City Bombing Survivors. In: Journal of Loss and Trauma. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 375-388.
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