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Volume 16, Issue 4 (July-August 2017)                   Payesh 2017, 16(4): 421-429 | Back to browse issues page

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Batool Mousavi, Maryamosadat Neshat, Mehdi Masoumi, Alireza Pirkhaefi, Mohammadali Hemmati. Self-reported behavioral-emotional problems among adolescent victims of landmines and unexploded ordnance. Payesh. 2017; 16 (4) :421-429
URL: http://payeshjournal.ir/article-1-91-en.html
1- Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), Tehran, Iran
2- Islamic azad university, Garmsar Branch, Garmsar, Iran
Abstract:   (2849 Views)
Objective (s): To study and compare the psychological status of male and female teenage victims of landmine and unexploded ordnances in 5 border states of Iran.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The Youth Self Report (YSR) test of Achenbach (YSR) questionnaire was used to collect data.
Results: Of 68 injured adolescents 43 (35 boys and 8 girls) participated in the study and completed the Iranian version of YSR questionnaire (response rate=63.2%). The mean age of the samples was 16.18 (SD=2.30), girls 15.5 (SD=2.82) and boys 16.25 (SD=2.18). The mean percentage of injury was 42.67% (SD=16.65) ranging from 20 to 70%. Academic performance in most teenagers was moderate. Academic performance was not significantly different between girls and boys (p>0.05). Overall, the highest mean score of youth self-report questionnaire was observed for anxiety/depression 10.88 (SD=6.04) and aggressive behavior 8.67 (SD =7.15). The Achenbach mean score was higher in girls than boys (71.50 vs. 48.77). The disability rate had a negative impact on the overall Achenbach score and internalizing factor of the injured adolescents. Compared to boys, girls significantly had higher scores in anxiety/depression, thought problems and attention problems (p<0.05). The most important factors affecting the overall Achenbach score in adolescents injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance were age, educational level and family size (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Injuries due to landmine and unexploded ordnances in adolescents were more associated with anxiety/depression, thinking and attention problems.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2017/03/4 | ePublished ahead of print: 2017/05/29 | Published: 2017/07/15

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