Health-related aspects of the gulf crisis experience of kuwaiti boys and girls

Maria Llabre, Foaziah Hadi

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Abstract

This study examined a stratified random sample of 191 Kuwaiti boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 years, approximately 10 to 15 months after the Gulf crisis. The purpose of the study was to determine whether their level of exposure to violence during the crisis was associated with health-related variables. Health problems after the crisis were greater than problems before the crisis, and associated with level of exposure to violence. Cardiovascular reactivity to an interview about their crisis experience exceed their reactivity to speaking about a general topic. The results underscore the importance of assessing health-related variables in studies of trauma in children and suggest the potential utility of a cardiovascular reactivity paradigm for assessing children across cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-228
Number of pages12
JournalAnxiety, Stress and Coping
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994

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Keywords

  • cardiovascular reactivity
  • Gulf crisis
  • Trauma in children
  • violence

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

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Health-related aspects of the gulf crisis experience of kuwaiti boys and girls. / Llabre, Maria; Hadi, Foaziah.

In: Anxiety, Stress and Coping, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.09.1994, p. 217-228.

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