The role of experiential avoidance in psychological functioning after war-related stress in Kosovar civilians

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APA Citation: 

Morina, N. (2007). The role of experiential avoidance in psychological functioning after war-related stress in Kosovar civilians. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(8), 697-700.

Publication Topic: 
Other Third-Wave Therapies: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
War-related trauma, PTSD, experiential avoidance, quality of life
Abstract: 

The current study examined the relationship between experiential avoidance and psychological distress after war-related traumatic experiences among 152 Kosovar civilian war survivors. Results showed significant correlations between experiential avoidance and psychological distress. Participants who scored high on experiential avoidance reported more impaired psychological functioning and lower subjective quality of life than those who scored low on experiential avoidance. Results of this study indicate that experiential avoidance may be a significant factor in understanding war-related psychological distress.

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