The short term effectiveness of critical incident stress debriefing

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Title: The short term effectiveness of critical incident stress debriefing
Authors: Humphries, Colm L.
Carr, Alan
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Date: 2001
Abstract: The aim of the study was to evaluate the immediate impact of Critical Incident Stres s Debriefing (CISD) on people who had recently experienced a stressful event. Post traumatic symptoms were evaluated with the Impact of Events Scale (IES) before CISD and again six weeks later and were compared to those of controls and a group who had rece ived a brief psychoeducational intervention, who were evaluated within the same time frame. Compared with controls, significant effects for the CISD condition and a brief psychoeducational intervention were observed on the intrusions and total scales of t he IES. CISD is effective in the short - term in reducing post - traumatic stress symptomatology, notably intrusive memories, following a critical incident. However CISD is no more effective than a brief psychoeducational intervention. CISD does not increa se post traumatic stress symptomatology.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Copyright (published version): 2012 Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Keywords: CISDIESDebriefing
DOI: 10.1080/03033910.2001.10558279
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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