The measurement of children's sleep disturbances and somatic complaints following a disaster
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- Dollinger, S.J. Child Psych Hum Dev (1986) 16: 148. doi:10.1007/BF00706172
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Child-victims of a lightning-strike disaster were interviewed and their mothers completed a checklist describing their adjustment in terms of sleep disturbance and somatic complaints. Results showed that a number of children experienced significant sleep and somatic problems and that, in keeping with this study's purpose, the checklist is a reliable and valid measure of children's emotional distress.