Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Coping Amidst Life Adversity in Post-Conflict Societies: Qualitative Revelations from Communities in Eastern Uganda

Wilson Winstons Muhwezi1*, Eugene Kinyanda2, Margaret Mungherera1, Patrick Onyango3, Emmanuel Ngabirano3, Julius Muron4, Johnson Kagugube5 and Rehema Kajungu3
1Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Uganda
2Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI), Uganda
3Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Uganda (TPO-Uganda), Uganda
4Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Uganda
5Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), Uganda
Corresponding author : Wilson Winstons Muhwezi
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, P. O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 02, 2013 Accepted: November 29, 2013 Published: December 09, 2013
Citation: Muhwezi WW, Kinyanda E, Mungherera M, Onyango P, Ngabirano E, Muron J, Kagugube J, Kajungu R (2014) Coping Amidst Life Adversity in Post-Conflict Societies: Qualitative Revelations from Communities in Eastern Uganda. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.100119

Abstract

Coping Amidst Life Adversity in Post-Conflict Societies: Qualitative Revelations from Communities in Eastern Uganda

There is paucity of research about how previously internally displaced people in post-conflict Uganda cope amidst adversity and trauma. Understanding factors that underlie coping amidst such adversity is vital in identifying resilience and health promoting behaviors. We conducted 8 FGDs in 4 sub-counties in Uganda between March and May 2009. We tape-recorded and transcribed the data. We used thematic analysis to manage, analyze and interpret the data. We constantly identified and compared themes and sub-themes in the dataset as we read the transcripts.

 

Keywords: Post-conflict; Trauma; Uganda; Resilience; Coping; Qualitative research

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