Counselling Needs of Women in Borno State Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps, Nigeria: A perspective on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

By Umaru Abdullahi; Prof. Bulama Kagu & Muhammed Bala Hashidu


The study investigated the counselling needs of women in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state, Nigeria with focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Four hundred respondents were purposefully selected among IDP women, professional counsellors and NGO service providers in Maiduguri IDP camps of Borno State. The instrument for data collection was tagged “Perceived Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling Need for Women in Borno State Internally Displaced Persons Questionnaire” which was developed by the researchers. The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation for the research question and t-test analysis for hypothesis testing. The result revealed that there is need for PTSD counselling for women in IDP camps of Borno state. Based on findings, it was recommended that the Counselling Association of Nigeria should empower her members to intensify efforts toward provision of PTSD counselling to women in IDP camps. It was also recommended that Professional counsellors should be attached to IDP camps.

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