Data for: PTSD in the year following sexual assault: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies

Published: 7 December 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/p7ntkgmz27.2
Emily Dworkin, Anna Jaffe, Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Skye Fitzpatrick


Sexual assault is associated with higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than other traumas, and the course of PTSD may differ by trauma type. However, the course of PTSD after sexual assault has not been summarized. The aim of this meta-analysis was to identify the prevalence and severity of PTSD and changes to the rate of recovery in the 12 months following sexual assault. Authors searched four databases for prospective studies and sought relevant unpublished data. Eligible studies assessed PTSD in at least 10 survivors of sexual assault in at least two time points, starting within three months post-assault.



Clinical Psychology, Prospective Study, Trauma, Meta-Analysis, Rape, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Traumatic Experience, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Sexual Assault, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Victimization, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Assault