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McCutchen C.;Hyland P.;Maercker A.;Thoma M.V.;Rohner S.L.
Journal of Loss and Trauma
The Effects of Social Support on ACEs and Mental Health in Ireland
Optional Fields
Adverse childhood experiences mental health moderated regression analysis social support
The aim of this study is to determine the moderating effect of perceived social support on the relationships between ACEs and depression/anxiety, and CPTSD symptoms in older adults in Ireland. Moderated regression analysis was used to evaluate these relationships in a sample of 535 residents of Ireland, aged 50 or above. The results show statistically significant predictive relationships between ACEs and mental health outcomes as well as a significant moderating effect of perceived social support. These findings suggest that ACEs in Ireland should be considered and measures to increase perceived social support should be implemented.
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