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  1. Traumatic stress issues in psychiatric institutions in Switzerland.

    Article - En anglais


    In order to collect information about the knowledge and clinical experience concerning psychotraumatology of decision makers in psychiatric institutions, a national survey was conducted among all recognized public and private psychiatric institucions in Switzerland.


    A questionnaire addressing traumatic stress related issues was mailed to the medical directors of every psychiatric institutions in Switzerland (N=93). 46 institutions (49.5%) returned the questionnaire.


    Thitry one (67.4%) institutions reported treating trauma victims.

    Sexual abuse, accidents, torture and war related trauma were the most frequently named traumatic events.

    Nineteen (41.3%) knew a specialist in psychotraumatology.

    Only 2 (4.3%) were satisfied with the existing therapeutic services ; 16 (34.8%) found them acceptable ; 20 (43.5%) were clearly dissatisfied.

    This subgroup of institutions was characterized by a significantly stronger call for improvement of the treatment services, but no significant differences in practical experience, knowledge about specific treatment approaches, or plans for improving their services and skills with regard to psychotraumatology were found.


    A distinct group of institutions specifically predetermined to take care of trauma victims and to cooperate in further education programmes could not be identified. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Posttraumatisme syndrome, Stress, Trouble anxieux, Suisse, Europe, Enquête, Hôpital psychiatrique, Institution, Service santé, Satisfaction, Traitement, Personnel sanitaire, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Posttraumatic syndrome, Stress, Anxiety disorder, Switzerland, Europe, Survey, Psychiatric hospital, Institution, Health service, Satisfaction, Treatment, Health staff, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0426627

    Code Inist : 002B18C08D. Création : 19/12/1997.