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ERIC Number: EJ1019662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Psychometric Properties of IES-R, Short Arabic Version in Contexts of Military Violence
Veronese, Guido; Pepe, Alessandro
Research on Social Work Practice, v23 n6 p710-718 Nov 2013
Objective: Professional social workers and emergency workers operating in war contexts may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following exposure to traumatic events. Impact of trauma must be accurately assessed by researchers via robust models of measurement. In this article, measurement models for the 13-item Children's Revised Impact of Event scale (CRIES-13), Arabic version were assessed in an adult population operating in a war context. Method: A sample ("N" = 218) of in-service adult Palestinian helpers was evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis. Results: Findings supported adoption of a bidimensional model comprising two normally distributed measures labeled intrusion and avoidance as a quantitative screening tool for PTSD in contexts of military violence. Conclusion: The solid psychometric properties of CRIES in an adult population suggest its use as a short version of the Impact of Event scale-Revised (IES), Arabic version (IES-R-13).
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Palestine
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