Accession Number:

ADA454307

Title:

Trauma Symptomatology Among Female U.S. Navy Recruits

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A sample of female U.S. Navy recruits N 1,051 was surveyed for histories of childhood abuse and current trauma symptomatology. Victims of only childhood sexual abuse CSA and victims of both CSA and childhood physical abuse CPA had significantly higher scores on all 10 Trauma Symptom Inventory TSI clinical scales than did participants who did not report a history of childhood abuse. Victims of only CPA had significantly higher scores on all TSI clinical scales, except the Sexual Concerns scale, than participants who did not report a childhood history of CPA or CSA. Additionally, more victims of childhood abuse positively endorsed TSI items related to suicidal behavior and ideation than did nonvictims. Overall, the women who experienced CPA andor CSA reported substantially higher levels of trauma symptomatology.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE