The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

National Research Center for Traumatology assigned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

Psychiatric resilience in weapon wounded victims of war

Little is known about the mental effects in individuals with serious weapon-related physical injuries. This project is a collaboration between KMC and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). A team of psychiatrists will use a validated questionnaire to evaluate the psychosocial and mental state of patients admitted to the ICRC hospital in northern Nigeria. The objective is to detect mental issues and to evaluate differences of mental resilience in victims of weapon-related trauma. Expected outcome is information on how to better support victims of war, and how to provide a more holistic approach often lacking in current care of these patients.