De psykosociale følger af fyrværkerikatastrofen i Seest: Del 3 – Beboerne 15 måneder efter

Ask Elklit, Tóra Petersen, Keld Molin

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Objective: This community study assessed the prevalence of post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) and other social and psychological consequences of an explosion
disaster in a residential area in Seest, Denmark, in November 2004.
Method: A community sample of 171 residents from the disaster area, were assessed 15
months after the disaster by means of standardized instruments and compared to the
previous 3 months study of the same sample.
Results: 14% of the sample met the DSM-IV criteria for PTSD in contrast to 13% in the 3
months study; 24 percent were identified as ‘probable cases’ by the GHQ-30 in contrast
to 35% of the 3 months sample.
Conclusion: The study gives evidence of the continuous negative impact of a
technological disaster on mental health and the need for preventive interventions.
Original languageDanish
Place of PublicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus Universitet
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • disasters
  • trauma
  • PTSD

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