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Document ID (ISN)101999
CIS number 03-998
ISBN(s) 2-551-21792-X
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-330
Author(s) Marchand A., Boyer R., Iucci S., Martin A., St.-Hilaire M.H., Guay S.
Title Prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder among employees of a convenience-store chain having experienced armed robberies
Original title La prévention du trouble de stress post-traumatique chez les employés de dépanneurs victimes de vols à main armée [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3C2, Canada, May. 2003. vii, 73p. Illus. 127 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract This report consists of a literature review on post-traumatic stress disorder among victims of assaults, as well as a survey carried out among employees of a convenience-store chain having experienced armed robberies. The purpose of the study was to establish whether victims who had benefited from short psychological interventions ("debriefings") were at reduced risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms compared to those who had not received this counselling. Result suggest some lowering of risk, but are insufficiently conclusive. Further work is under way, particularly on the importance of debriefings, with results expected soon.
Descriptors (primary) traumatic neurosis; complications of injury; violence; retail trade
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Canada; psychological and psychiatric services; hazard evaluation; case-control study; Quebec
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Retail industry
Violence and terrorism