Domestic Migration Stress and Delayed PTSD Among Displaced Persons: Moderating Role of Health Protective Factors

    Shehnila Afreen(1), Muhammad Naveed Riaz(2*), Muhammad Akram Riaz(3)

Abstract

Objective: The study intended to investigate the moderating role of protective factors between domestic migration stress and delayed PTSD among displaced persons.

Study type settings & duration: This cross sectional study was conducted on internal displaced persons at Khyber Agency and Gilgit-Baltistan from January 2018 to January 2019.

Methodology: The convenient sampling technique was used. Five instruments including Domestic Migration Stress Questionnaire, Resilience Scale, Sense of Coherence Scale, Post Traumatic Growth Inventory and PTSD Checklist were used for data collection from 200 displaced persons from Khyber Agency and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and completed in one year.

Results: The results of the present research supported the moderating role of protective factors in the relationship between domestic migration stress and delayed PTSD among displaced persons.

Conclusion: The present research can assist in summarizing various kinds of psychological therapies and counseling strategies for displaced person which help improving their health and well being.

Keywords: Domestic Migration Stress, Sense of Coherence, Resilience, post traumatic growth, delayed PTSD

(1) Department of Psychology, University of Lahore
(2) Sargodha Campus, University of Sargodha, Sargodha.
(3) Department of Behavioral Sciences, Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan.
(*) Corresponding Author
Published
2020-11-24
How to Cite
Shehnila Afreen, Muhammad Naveed Riaz, & Muhammad Akram Riaz. (2020). Domestic Migration Stress and Delayed PTSD Among Displaced Persons: Moderating Role of Health Protective Factors. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 59(3), 89-94. Retrieved from https://pjmr.org.pk/index.php/pjmr/article/view/132