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Document ID (ISN)106132
CIS number 07-231
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. DMT 105 TF 146
Author(s) Paolillo A.G., Haubold B., Leproust H., D'Escatha A., Soula M.C., Ameille J.
Title Social and employment outcomes of patients presumed to be victims of bullying
Original title Devenir socioprofessionnel de patients en situation de harcèlement moral présumé [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2006, No.105, p.49-59. 18 ref.
Internet access$File/TF146.pdf [in French]
Abstract A large greater Paris hospital set up a unit specializing in the treatment of victims of bullying. This study examined the social and employment outcomes of the 202 patients who consulted the unit between January 2000 and December 2002. Data were collected during the examinations of the patients as well as by means of questionnaires addressed to the patients three months after the first consultation. A poor medical, social and employment prognosis was found, with loss of employment and often prolonged sickness absenteeism. The study also highlights the importance of organizational factors in causing mental health changes at work. It concludes that the best prospects of effective primary prevention involve acting on organizational factors.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; France; psychotherapy; psychological effects; psychology and sociology
Descriptors (secondary) prognosis; sickness absenteeism; mental health; employment and reemployment; questionnaire survey; medical examinations; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Bullying and mobbing
Psychological factors