There is little information on trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and associated risk factors in transition-age youth with mental health conditions. This study aimed at understanding the correlates and predictors of PTSD in 84 transition-age youth, between 16 and 21 years old, residing in supported community housing. Chi-square analyses and t tests were used to compare youth with a diagnosis of PTSD to those without a PTSD diagnosis. Stepwise logistic regression analyses were performed to identify unique predictors of PTSD. Of the 84 individuals, 79 (94%) reported a history of trauma, of whom 30 (36%) had PTSD. Sexual abuse was significantly associated with a PTSD diagnosis (r = .47) and the only unique predictor of PTSD (Cox r2 = .20). Transition-age youth in supported community housing had higher rates of trauma exposure and PTSD than the general adolescent population, suggesting the need for routine assessment and treatment of PTSD in this population.

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撮要:患精神病的青春期少年在身心轉變期,面對創傷、創傷後壓力症(PTSD)及相關風險因素方面,我們瞭解甚少。本研究樣本是在輔助社區居所居住的84名少年(16至21歲) 。我們評估PTSD的關連和預測因素,使用卡方分析和t測試來比較患上PTSD和沒有PTSD的少年,逐步邏輯回歸分析則找出PTSD的獨有預測因素。其中79人(94%)有創傷史,而30人(36%)有PTSD。性虐待與PTSD有統計上顯着關連(r=.47),亦是PTSD的獨有預測因素(Cox r2=.20)。在輔助社區居所的轉變期少年較一般青少年有較多創傷經歷及高PTSD比率,所以在此群體中必須進行常規PTSD評估及治療。


撮要:患精神病的青春期少年在身心转变期,面对创伤、创伤后压力症(PTSD)及相关风险因素方面,我们了解甚少。本研究样本是在辅助小区居所居住的84名少年(16至21岁) 。我们评估PTSD的关连和预测因素,使用卡方分析和t测试来比较患上PTSD和没有PTSD的少年,逐步逻辑回归分析则找出PTSD的独有预测因素。其中79人(94%)有创伤史,而30人(36%)有PTSD。性虐待与PTSD有统计上显着关连(r=.47),亦是PTSD的独有预测因素(Cox r2=.20)。在辅助小区居所的转变期少年较一般青少年有较多创伤经历及高PTSD比率,所以在此群体中必须进行常规PTSD评估及治疗。