Posttraumatic stress and functional impairment in Kenyan children following the 1998 American embassy bombing

Betty Pfefferbaum, Carol S North, Debby E. Doughty, Robin H. Gurwitch, Carol S. Fullerton, Jane Kyula

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Abstract

This study examined a convenience sample of 562 Nairobi school children exposed to the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Posttraumatic stress reactions to the bombing were related to posttraumatic stress reactions to other trauma and to peritraumatic reaction. Self-reported functional impairment was minimal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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