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Article Number - 672E70C65209


Vol.9(5), pp. 26-33 , July 2017
https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2017.0490
ISSN: 2141-2499


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Impact of psychological counselling on posttraumatic stress disorder victims of Rana Plaza tragedy



Lipy Gloria Rozario
  • Lipy Gloria Rozario
  • Department of Education and Counselling Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2BRAC University, Bangladesh.
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Anne Anthonia Baroi
  • Anne Anthonia Baroi
  • BRAC University, Bangladesh.
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Shaheen Islam
  • Shaheen Islam
  • Department of Education and Counselling Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2BRAC University, Bangladesh.
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 Received: 29 March 2017  Accepted: 19 May 2017  Published: 31 July 2017

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The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of psychological counselling on victims with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the Rana Plaza tragedy. Data was collected from two different groups using the Impact of Event Scale translated and validated in Bengali. Participants of one group consist of 50 who received life skills training and the other group of 71 who had no such training. PTSD was significantly reduced in both groups of the participants after receiving 6 consecutive sessions of psychological counselling, t(120) = 17.11, p<.05.  Statistical significance was observed in the effectiveness of counselling between the two groups indicating the impact of counselling is enhanced among the individuals with life skill training. Significant outcome was observed in the impact of counselling when considering factors such as, educational level, and their profession, skilled or unskilled.  Moreover, present employment status had a significant impact. Financial aid was beneficial to certain extent without any doubt, hence the results of this research helped to understand the effectiveness of psychological treatment and the necessity of providing such support alongside life skills.

Key words: Counselling, posttraumatic stress disorder, disaster, survivors.

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APA Rozario, L. G., Baroi, A. A., & Islam, S. (2017). Impact of psychological counselling on posttraumatic stress disorder victims of Rana Plaza tragedy. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 9(5), 26-33.
Chicago Lipy Gloria Rozario, Anne Anthonia Baroi and Shaheen Islam. "Impact of psychological counselling on posttraumatic stress disorder victims of Rana Plaza tragedy." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 9, no. 5 (2017): 26-33.
MLA Lipy Gloria Rozario, Anne Anthonia Baroi and Shaheen Islam. "Impact of psychological counselling on posttraumatic stress disorder victims of Rana Plaza tragedy." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 9.5 (2017): 26-33.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2017.0490
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-abstract/672E70C65209

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