[Progress of PTSD symptoms following workplace robbery: gender and age differences in a sample of bank employees]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. Jul-Sep 2011;33(3 Suppl):351-4.
[Article in Italian]


This study is aimed at assessing gender-and age-related differences in PTSD symptoms in bank employees exposed to robbery and subsequently involved in Psychological Debriefing (PD). The study included 49 females and 51 males (average age 40.9). Impact of Event Scale (IES) was administered before PD (T0) and after 45 days (T1); Post-traumatic Checklist (PCL) only at T1. The sample exhibited a significant decrease in IES score regardless of gender. Female employees obtained higher IES and PCL scores. No age differences were observed. Consistent with most studies, our results may be explained by a higher susceptibility in women.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Sex Factors
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis*
  • Theft*
  • Workplace
  • Young Adult