The association between posttraumatic stress symptoms and dissociative symptoms was examined among the entire team of 26 rescue personnel, 96 hr after exposure to the Hilton Hotel bombing in Sinai, Egypt. The results showed that even after controlling for age and previous exposure, the correlations between both intrusive and avoidant symptoms with dissociation remained significant. This study is in line with earlier studies that have revealed a significant association between posttraumatic stress symptoms and dissociation. The study extends the time line of the relationship found. In addition, this field study extends the relationship between both intrusion and avoidance symptoms with dissociation beyond the medical setting.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Psychological Trauma|
|State||Published - 2008|