The Prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Couples at PCEA Churches, Nairobi, Kenya

Authors : Sheila Wachira; Lilian Wahome; Dr. Roseline Olumbe

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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The study sought to establish the prevalence of PTSD among couples in selected Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Churches in Nairobi, Kenya. The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL-5) was used to collect data from the sample size of 50 couples/ participants using purposive sampling technique.The findings indicate there was no relationship between marriage duration and PTSD severity in the control group (p=0.578), but in the experimental group, the relationship was statistically significant (p=0.011). The study concluded that PTSD symptoms can negatively impact relationship functioning among couples. Clinicians, family therapists and religious institutions need to evaluate the benefits of MBCBT.

Keywords : Prevalence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mindfulness based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCBT), Relationship Functioning.


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