|Document ID (ISN)||101999|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-330
||Marchand A., Boyer R., Iucci S., Martin A., St.-Hilaire M.H., Guay S.
||Prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder among employees of a convenience-store chain having experienced armed robberies
||La prévention du trouble de stress post-traumatique chez les employés de dépanneurs victimes de vols à main armée [in French]|
||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.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/htmfr/pdf_txt/R-330.pdf [in French]
||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.
||traumatic neurosis; complications of injury; violence; retail trade
||literature survey; Canada; psychological and psychiatric services; hazard evaluation; case-control study; Quebec
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Violence and terrorism