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Document ID (ISN)110568
CIS number 10-0146
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-414-0
Year 2010
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches Rapport R-633
Author(s) Marchand A., Boyer R., Martin M., Nadeau C.
Title Predictive factors for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder following a traumatic event for police officers - Retrospective component
Original title Facteurs prévisionnels du développement de l'état de stress post-traumatique à la suite d'un événement traumatique chez les policiers - Volet rétrospectif [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. xi, 109p. Illus. 152 ref. Price: CAD 11.55. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Abstract Frequently exposed to traumatic events, some police officers are subject to post-traumatic stress disorder. The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk factors as well as the coping factors that facilitate the adaptation of these workers following their involvement in such events. It involved 169 volunteers from the Police Department of the City of Montreal, among whom 132 had been exposed to at least one traumatic event. Data were collected by means of interviews and questionnaires, and subjected to multivariate statistical analyses aimed at highlighting the main predictive factors. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; traumatic neurosis; mental health; police forces; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Canary Islands; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Mental stress and burnout