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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2021)

Assessment of incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among patients with history of road traffic accident

Author(s): Rajeet Kumar and Anita Thakur
Abstract: Background: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of unintentional injuries, accounting for the greatest proportion of deaths from unintentional injuries. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among patients with history of road traffic accident.
Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients with history of road traffic accident were enrolled. A Performa was made and complete history was taken for obtaining information pertaining to demographic and clinical details. Psychiatric assessment of the patients was done for assessing the psychiatric illness and incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder. Also patients with history of presence of any malignant neoplasm were excluded. All the results were recorded and analysed by SPSS software.
Results: Out of 50 patients enrolled, psychiatric illness was present in 42 percent of the patients. Among these 42 patients with psychiatric illness, 47.62 percent of the patients had post-traumatic stress disorder, 28.57 percent of the patients had anxiety and the remaining 23.81 percent of the patients had depressive disorder.
Conclusion: Post-traumatic stress disorder is significant prevalent among patients with history of road traffic accident.
Pages: 18-20  |  146 Views  68 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rajeet Kumar, Anita Thakur. Assessment of incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder among patients with history of road traffic accident. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(2):18-20. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i2a.190
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine