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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Dispatch

Posttraumatic Stress after SARS

Kitty K. Wu*Comments to Author , Sumee K. Chan†, and Tracy M. Ma‡
Author affiliations: *Caritas Medical Centre, Hong Kong; †Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong; ‡Kwong Wah and Wong Tai Sin Hospitals, Hong Kong

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Table 1

Results obtained for predictors with significant group difference in IES-R and HADS subscales (N = 131)*

IES-R intrusion
IES-R avoidance
IES-R hyperarousal
HADS anxiety
HADS depression
M (SD) F M (SD) F M (SD) F M (SD) F M (SD) F
History of psychiatric consultation
Yes (n = 4) 2.31 (0.80) 17.24§ 1.71 (0.084) 5.73‡ 2.33 (0.80) 18.70§ 11.50 (4.12) 8.61‡ 9.50 (5.25) 4.21†
No (n = 127) 0.86 (0.68) 0.84 (0.70) 0.80 (0.68) 5.00 (4.36) 5.03 (4.25)
Healthcare worker
Yes (n = 4) 1.28 (0.89) 4.26† 1.16 (0.73) 2.43 1.35 (0.77) 7.61‡ 7.14 (4.94) 2.99 6.85 (4.12) 2.39
No (n = 127) 0.86 (0.69) 0.84 (0.72) 0.79 (0.71) 4.96 (4.39) 4.97 (4.33)
Know someone to have SARS
Yes (n = 4) 1.01 (0.66) 2.09 1.00 (0.75) 2.98 0.96 (0.75) 2.42 6.07 (3.93) 3.89 6.12 (4.24) 4.96†
No (n = 127)
0.83 (0.76)

0.77 (0.70)

0.76 (0.72)

4.52 (4.78)

4.44 (4.28)

*IES-R, Impact of Event Scale – Revised; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.
†p<0.05.
‡p<0.01.
§p<0.001.

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