Journal article

Prevalence and Characteristics of Posttraumatic Nightmares in War- and Conflict-Affected Students

Jon-Hakon Schultz, June Thorvaldsen Forsberg, Gerlinde Harb, Eva Alisic

NATURE AND SCIENCE OF SLEEP | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Recurrent nightmares, frequently associated with traumatic experiences, may impair quality of life and daily functioning. However, there have been few studies of posttraumatic nightmares occurring among children and youth, in particular for trauma-exposed populations in conflict zones. Methods: Using two quantitative data sets, this study investigates the prevalence and characteristics of recurrent nightmares among conflict-exposed young people in the Gaza Strip (N = 300) and examines the characteristics of posttraumatic nightmares and their association with academic functioning among treatment-seeking students in Gaza (N = 1093). Results: Among 300 students (10-12 years old) w..

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