O'Kearney, Richard; Speyer, Joanne; Kenardy, Justin
This study examines how the quality of children's memory for a traumatic event is related to trauma-related distress and adjustment. Four to 7 weeks after an accident requiring hospitalisation, 80 children aged 7-16 were asked to provide a narrative memory of the event. Age and the quality of the memory report based on its lexical and cohesive structure accounted for a significant and sizable proportion of the variability in the children's intrusive symptoms about the event after considering...[Show more]
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