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PTSD and Coping Strategies among Indian MD Physician Students Stuck in Ukraine during the Ukraine War
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious psyc 5rhiatric condition that can develop in an individual after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event related to shock, physical harm or threat. PTSD can be a consequence of a traumatic event that has caused intense fear or helplessness. The purpose of the given study was to explore the significant differences between the coping strategies used by MD Physician students who were stuck in Ukraine and experienced war conditions for 6 days, who experienced PTSD and who did not experience PTSD. A sample of 30 students, pursuing MD Physician from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University was considered, from which 13 reported PTSD and 17 did not report PTSD. These two groups were then compared using a t-test for unequal sample size on their use of coping strategies. The result shows that the students who experienced PTSD scored higher on the self-blame dimension of coping (t=2.75), behavioural disengagement dimension of coping (t=2.35) and avoidant coping dimension (t=2.18) in comparison to students who did not experience PTSD.
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