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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE STRESS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS VICTIMS IN SREE BALAJI MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL CHENNAI

Saradhadevi S.*

ABSTRACT

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that can occur after any traumatic incidents .It is a part of body’s response to a horrible situations. A serious PTSD can have negative impact on the quality of life. Descriptive non experimental design was used for this study.. The sample size consisted of 30 patients subjected to major road traffic accidents. Non probability convenient sampling technique was used for the study. Regarding the age 15(50%) patients belonged to 21-20 yrs,7(23%)31-40 yrs and 8(27%) patients were 41-50 yrs of age.With regard to duration of hospitalization 9(30%) patients were hospitalized for less than two weeks,20(67%) patients were hospitalized for 2-4 weeks and 1 (30%) hospitalized for less than 4 weeks. 3 (10%) of them had mild stress. 24(80%) of them had moderate stress.3(10%) of them had severe stress.

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