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Iran South Med J 2016, 19(5): 855-870 Back to browse issues page
Association between Mental Health and PTSD with Mediating Role of Personality Traits in Earthquake Victims of Bushehr
Seyyed Mousa Golestaneh 1, Soraya Pirmardvand Chegini2, Seyyed Mahmoud Mosavi Nejad2
1- Department of Psychology, School of Humanities and Letters Science, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran , mgolestaneh@yahoo.com
2- Department of Psychology, School of Humanities and Letters Science, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
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Background: The aim of the present study was to examine the association between mental health and PTSD with mediating role of personality traits in earthquake victims of Bushehr.

Materials and Methods: The population was all of persons who had experienced the 6.20 earthquake in Shonbeh city of Bushehr province in 2011. Among them 400 persons were selected by using multistage random sampling method. The research instruments were Personality Traits Inventory (NEO), Mental Health Questionnaire (GHQ), and PTSD Scale. Evaluation of proposed model was performed by using the structural equation modeling.

Results: The fit indices indicated that the proposed model was fit with data. Results revealed that there was an association between mental health with personality traits directlyand indirectly through personality traits with PTSD. Among personality traits only neurotic and openness were significant.

Conclusion: in fact, the findings of this study showed that having mental health with personality traits is a solution to relieve PTSD symptoms, and in people with mental health with positive personality traits such as openness to experience decrease the risk of disorder and severity of PTSD symptoms among them.

Keywords: PTSD, Personality Traits, Mental Health
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2016/11/17 | Accepted: 2016/11/17 | Published: 2016/11/17
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Golestaneh S M, Pirmardvand Chegini S, Mosavi Nejad S M. Association between Mental Health and PTSD with Mediating Role of Personality Traits in Earthquake Victims of Bushehr. Iran South Med J. 2016; 19 (5) :855-870
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