[Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of patients with PTSD in the four countries of former Yugoslavia following the war].
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OBJECTIVE: To determine the socio-demographic characteristics of survivors who presented for treatment in therapeutic centers in the four Balkan countries involved in the study by summarizing the results of STOP study ("Treatment Seeking and Treatment Outcomes in People Suffering from PTSD Following the War and Migration in the Balkans"). STOP study was performed in the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina (specialized center Sarajevo), Croatia (centers in Zagreb and Rijeka), Serbia and Montenegro (center in Belgrade), Germany (center in Dresden) and United Kingdom (center in London). METHODS: The authors applied a socio-demographic questionnaire in patients with PTSD who presented for treatment in the centers. RESULTS: The authors present the differences among the socio-demographic characteristics of survivors who presented for treatment in therapeutic centers in the four Balkan countries involved in the study according to: gender, status (refugee, war veterans, refugee and war veteran, civilian), ethnic background, employment status, marital status and household monthly net income. CONCLUSIONS: Comparative statistical analysis of data obtained through interviews in four countries shows significant differences across the centers concerning socio-economic characteristics of the patients.
AuthorsKucukalić, A; Bravo-Mehmedbasić, A; Fadilpasić, S; Priebe, S; Gavrilović-Janković, J; McCrone, P; Schützwoh, M; Ljubotina, D; Francisković, T; Lecić-Tosevski, D
- Centre for Psychiatry