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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Armed Robbery in the Workplace


Bobić, Jasminka
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Armed Robbery in the Workplace // 29th ICOH, International Congress on Occupational Health
Cape Town, 2009. (ostalo, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Armed Robbery in the Workplace

Autori
Bobić, Jasminka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
29th ICOH, International Congress on Occupational Health / - Cape Town, 2009

Skup
29th ICOH, International Congress on Occupational Health

Mjesto i datum
Cape Town, South Africa, 22-27.03.2009.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Ostalo

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Armed robbery; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Workplace violence

Sažetak
Introduction: Violence in the workplace becomes a serious health problem. Anyone can become the victim of a workplace assault, but the risks are much greater in certain occupations that include straight interact with the public. Direct outcome of workplace armed assault takes the form of negative mood, cognitive distraction and severe fear, and even can result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of PTSD symptoms according to DSM IV classification. Additionally we identified the occurrence of body mass variations and some specific psychosomatic disturbances (gastrointestinal, cardiorespiratory, menstrual and libido problems). Methods:The sample comprised 75 employees (post office, patrol station, grocery store), who were exposed to traumatic stressor coupled with reaction to it (intense fear, helplessness or horror – DSM IV A criterion, plus at least one of the symptoms). They were assaulted once (N=55) twice (N=13) or three times (N=7). Their mean age was 37, 2 years (range:22-59y.), with the duration of sick leave period from 0, 5 to 20 months (M=3m). Additionally 16 suffered minor or mild physical injury during the assault. Results and Discussion: Out of 75 armed robbery victims (48 female and 27 male) even 31 developed full PTSD syndrome, with re-experience (B) as a dominant symptom cluster category. If the whole sample is divided in two groups according to the fact that someone was or was not physically injured during the robbery, avoidance symptoms occur more frequently in non-injured subgroup. No difference was found between those who suffered one and those who suffered two or three assaults regarding number of symptoms in B, C or D symptom clusters, nor in number of psychosomatic disturbances. This would lead to a conclusion that repetition of identical or similar stress situation would not add to the number of PTSD symptoms.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Psihologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
022-0222411-2409 - Utjecaj čimbenika iz općeg i radnog okoliša na mišićno-koštani sustav (Selma Cvijetić Avdagić, )

Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Jasminka Bobić, (82863)