Psychological effects on children and adolescents exposed to armed conflict in a rural area of Colombia

Nohelia Hewitt Ramírez, Carlos Andrés Gantiva Díaz, Anderssen Vera Maldonado, Mónica Paulina Cuervo Rodríguez, Hernández Olaya Nelly Liliam, Fernando Juárez, Arturo José Parada Baños

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Psychological effects were determined in 284 children and adolescents exposed to armed conflict in a rural area of Colombia, selected through random sampling proportional allocation. The instruments applied were: The Child Behavior Checklist, the Youth Behavior Self-report, the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children, the Coping Scale for Adolescents and the Resilience Scale for School Children. Findings showed that 72% of the population suffers from psychological problems, 64.4 from internalizing behavior and 47% from externalizing behavior within clinical range. It was also found that 32% had somatic problems, 56% were at risk for PTSD and 93% had moderate alcohol consumption. The most frequently used coping strategy was to leave things get fixed by themselves. There was a high need for health care. Being male constituted a risk factor for depression, aggression and social problems in children. In turn, being up to12 years old and a student of a lower grade were risk factors for somatic symptoms in adolescents. Results clearly revealed the impact on mental health of the population under study.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)79-89
Número de páginas11
PublicaciónActa Colombiana de Psicologia
Volumen17
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublished - ene 1 2014

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Colombia
Psychology
Checklist
Social Problems
Child Behavior
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Aggression
Alcohol Drinking
Self Report
Population
Mental Health
Depression
Students
Delivery of Health Care
Armed Conflicts
Wounds and Injuries

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Hewitt Ramírez, N., Gantiva Díaz, C. A., Vera Maldonado, A., Cuervo Rodríguez, M. P., Nelly Liliam, H. O., Juárez, F., & Parada Baños, A. J. (2014). Psychological effects on children and adolescents exposed to armed conflict in a rural area of Colombia. Acta Colombiana de Psicologia, 17 (1), 79-89. https://doi.org/10.14718/ACP.2014.17.1.9, https://doi.org/10.14718/ACP.2014.17.1.9
Hewitt Ramírez, Nohelia ; Gantiva Díaz, Carlos Andrés ; Vera Maldonado, Anderssen ; Cuervo Rodríguez, Mónica Paulina ; Nelly Liliam, Hernández Olaya ; Juárez, Fernando ; Parada Baños, Arturo José. / Psychological effects on children and adolescents exposed to armed conflict in a rural area of Colombia. En: Acta Colombiana de Psicologia. 2014 ; Vol. 17 , N.º 1. pp. 79-89.
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Hewitt Ramírez, N, Gantiva Díaz, CA, Vera Maldonado, A, Cuervo Rodríguez, MP, Nelly Liliam, HO, Juárez, F & Parada Baños, AJ 2014, 'Psychological effects on children and adolescents exposed to armed conflict in a rural area of Colombia', Acta Colombiana de Psicologia, vol. 17 , n.º 1, pp. 79-89. https://doi.org/10.14718/ACP.2014.17.1.9, https://doi.org/10.14718/ACP.2014.17.1.9

Psychological effects on children and adolescents exposed to armed conflict in a rural area of Colombia. / Hewitt Ramírez, Nohelia; Gantiva Díaz, Carlos Andrés; Vera Maldonado, Anderssen; Cuervo Rodríguez, Mónica Paulina; Nelly Liliam, Hernández Olaya; Juárez, Fernando; Parada Baños, Arturo José.

En: Acta Colombiana de Psicologia, Vol. 17 , N.º 1, 01.01.2014, p. 79-89.

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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