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EBNESINA 2013, 15(2): 33-37 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of mental health status using the 28-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) among wives of military PTSD patients
V Donyavi, A Taghva , P Dabaghi, S Shafighi, S.M.A Mortazavi, M Khademi
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Background: This study aimed to assess the mental health status in partners of military personnel who were suffering from PTSD and had been referred to 505 Hospital.
Materials and methods: In a case control study with a non-random sampling, 40 patients who met the inclusion criteria and 40 controls were selected. They were asked to fill in the GHQ-28. PTSD was diagnosed according to DSM-IV
Results: Totally, 55% of cases and 27.5% of controls had general health problem with a statistically significant difference (P < 0.05). There were also significant differences between two groups about somatic, anxious, depression, and social function (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: Our evaluation showed that general health in wives of military personnel with PTSD is lower in comparison with those without PTSD.

Keywords: PTSD, wife, Mental Health
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Type of Study: Original |
Received: 2014/03/6 | Accepted: 2014/03/6 | Published: 2014/03/6
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Donyavi V, Taghva A, Dabaghi P, Shafighi S, Mortazavi S, Khademi M. Evaluation of mental health status using the 28-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) among wives of military PTSD patients. EBNESINA. 2013; 15 (2) :33-37
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