Posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology in men and women with spinal cord injury

L. R. Mona*, R. P. Cameron, L. M. Lesondak, F. H. Norris

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This descriptive study explored posttraumatic stress disorder (PISD) symptoms in a nonveteran sample (N = 109 men and 86 women) of participants with spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants completed a demographic survey and Foa's (1995) Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale. Results suggested that there were no significant differences between men and women or by level of injury (i.e., paraplegic and tetraplegic) in terms of number of PTSD items endorsed and PTSD severity score. Both men and women reported PTSD symptom severity total scores classified in the mild range of symptom severity. Research and clinical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-86
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Disability
  • Paraplegia
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tetraplegia
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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