Author Affiliation: Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Scientific studies focusing on survivors of war began in earnest following
World War II, with work largely conducted in relocation countries, such as
Scandinavia1 and Australia,2
years after the traumatic events. This pattern of delayed studies conducted
in relocation countries persisted following later armed conflicts, such as
those in Hungary3 and Southeast Asia,4- 6 except that contemporary
sampling methods and data collection instruments were used.
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