Journal article

The aftermath of road trauma: Survivors' perceptions of trauma and growth

Louise Harms, Michelle Talbot

HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK | NATL ASSOC SOCIAL WORKERS | Published : 2007

Abstract

For many survivors of serious road trauma, the physical and psychological consequences are complex and lifelong. The longer-term psychosocial recovery experience for survivors, however, is rarely documented in the social work literature. This article reports on findings from a study of road trauma recovery experiences. The findings are presented in relation to posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress experiences, as measured by the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory and the Impact of Event Scale. Data were collected from 79 anonymous self-administered postal surveys from participants who had received treatment in an Australian rehabilitation center following serious orthopedic injury. One-t..

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