Study and Comparison of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Survivors of the Earthquake in the Sarpol-E Zahab City and the Villages of Dasht-E Zahab

Mojtaba Asemani Kenari, Farzaneh Ghorbani, Fatemeh Habibian, Fatemeh Abedi, Mirfakhroddin Hosseini


The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in the survivors of the Sarpol-e Zahab earthquake and the villages of Dasht-e Zahab. This research was carried out with a quantitative approach and a cross-sectional survey method in 1397 in Sarpol-e Zahab city. 400 survivors of the earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab city and Dasht-e Zahab villages were selected by a random sampling method to participate in this study. The results of the findings with the spss software showed that there is no significant difference in comparison of the post-traumatic stress disorder spread after the earthquake in the villages of Dasht-e Zahab to the quake-affected population of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab. The results of the study showed that the affected people of the villages of Dasht-e Zahab were more prone to post-traumatic stress disorder than those in the quake-stricken city of Sarpol-e Zahab. Based on the findings of this study, the importance of psychological interventions and providing psychological and social support can be emphasized by considering and comparing the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in earthquake survivors in the city and villages of Sarpol-e Zahab.


Prevalence; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Earthquake

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