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Table 8 Items included in development of exposure measure

From: A school based study of psychological disturbance in children following the Omagh bomb

Item No exposure1 Near miss Loss2,3 Exposed - in town after4 Exposed – in town at time5
Proximity      
Were you in Omagh town centre when the bomb exploded? -
Were you in Omagh town centre shortly after the bomb exploded? - - -
Injured      
Were you hurt?   - -
Loss      
Did any of your family, relatives or friends die? - -
Did you know anyone else who died? - -
Witness      
Did you see people you thought were seriously hurt?   - -
Did you see people you thought were going to die?   - -
Did you see people you thought were dead?   - -
  1. Positive response required for inclusion in category.
  2. ✗ Negative response required for inclusion in category.
  3. - Either positive or negative response valid.
  4. 1Items with blank cells were filtered out for children who were not in Omagh on the day of the bomb.
  5. 2A positive response to at least one of the two questions relating to loss was required for inclusion in this category.
  6. 3Children who experienced loss but were in town on the day of the bomb and witnessed traumatic events or were injured were included in one of the exposure categories.
  7. 4A positive response to at least one of the witness questions or the injured question was required for inclusion in this category.
  8. 5A positive response to at least one of the witness questions or the injured question was required for inclusion in this category.