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ERIC Number: EJ815602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses of the Structured Interview for Disorders of Extreme Stress
Scoboria, Alan; Ford, Julian; Lin, Hsiu-ju; Frisman, Linda
Assessment, v15 n4 p404-425 2008
Two studies were conducted to provide the first empirical examination of the factor structure of a revised version of the clinically derived Structured Interview for Disorders of Extreme Stress, a structured interview designed to assess associated features of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) thought to be related to early onset, interpersonal, and prolonged traumatic exposure. Five factors representing demoralization, somatic dysregulation, anger dysregulation, risk/self-harm, and altered sexuality were derived from an exploratory factor analysis conducted with adult trauma survivors in substance abuse treatment. They provided a good fit in a confirmatory factor analysis conducted in a second study with a nonclinical sample of ethnoculturally diverse, socioeconomically disadvantaged, incarcerated adults. Evidence of the derived factors' internal consistency and convergent and discriminant validity is reported. Evidence supported the association of these factors with interpersonal trauma (physical and/or sexual), its repetition, and its earlier onset. Implications for clinical assessment of complex posttraumatic stress disorder are discussed. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory