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dc.contributor.authorAmone-P′Olaka, Kennedy
dc.contributor.authorOvuga, Emilio
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-11T12:54:22Z
dc.date.available2022-03-11T12:54:22Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAmone-P, K., & Ovuga, E. (2017). The influence of types of war experiences on conduct problems in war-affected youth in Northern Ugandan: Findings from the WAYS study. Psychiatry research, 251, 14-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.092en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.092
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2734
dc.description.abstractExposure to war is associated with poor psychosocial outcomes. Yet the effects of different types of war events on various psychosocial outcomes such as conduct problems remain unknown. This study aims to assess whether various war events differ in predicting conduct problems. Using data from an on-going longitudinal research project, the WAYS study, the current article examined the relationship between specific war events and conduct problems in war-affected youth in Northern Uganda (N=539, baseline age=22.39; SD=2.03, range 18– 25). Regression analyses were conducted to relate each type of war experience to conduct problems. War categories of “witnessing violence”, “deaths”, “threat to loved ones” and “sexual abuse” were associated with reporting conduct problems. Multivariable models yielded independent effects of ‘‘witnessing violence’’ (β=0.09, 95% CI: 0.01, 0.18) and ‘‘Sexual abuse’’ (β=0.09, 95% CI: 0.02, 0.19) on conduct problems while “duration in captivity” independently and negatively predicted conduct problems (β=−0.14, 95% CI: −0.23, −0.06). Types of war events vary in predicting conduct problems and should be considered when designing interventions to alleviate negative consequences of exposure to war. Moreover, longer duration in captivity appear to protect war-affected youth from conduct problems.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPsychiatry researchen_US
dc.subjectWar experiencesen_US
dc.subjectWar-affected youthen_US
dc.subjectConduct problemen_US
dc.titleThe influence of types of war experiences on conduct problems in waraffected youth in Northern Ugandan: Findings from the WAYS studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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