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Linguistic analysis of patients with acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who underwent treatment in outpatient specialty: a qualitative approach

Grant number: 13/16420-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Psychiatry
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Feijó de Mello
Grantee:João Alencar Pedrini
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The PROVE (Care and Research Program on Violence) part of the Department of Psychiatry UNIFESP treats patients who have suffered some kind of violence and that may develop Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).When being sent to PROVE scales are applied to patients to assess mental impairment and six months later the follow up.Subjectively professionals serving these patients perceive improvement over the results obtained and the patients themselves therapists who talk to notice the improvement. However, these same scales do not indicate quality of care index. How would the subjective impression of the impact of treatment of these patients?Objective: This study aims to identify through the narrative discourse of patients who have experienced violence and psychopathology present field evidence of trauma on human verbal language for investigation of possible improvement after treatment on an outpatient basis. Methodology: Semidirected interviews with open questions in patients who have experienced violence and are in outpatient treatment in PROVE (ASD or PTSD). Expected results: Through qualitative research seek to answer questions such as: Is there a typical speech of traumatized? What is the impact of treatment on specific clinic, according to the patient's perception? Is there traumatic modification of speech with the treatment? (AU)

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