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ERIC Number: EJ984685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
A Cartoon-Based Measure of PTSD Symptomatology in Children Exposed to a Disaster
Elklit, Ask; Nielsen, Louise Hjort; Lasgaard, Mathias; Duch, Christina
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v18 n1 p54-63 2013
Research on childhood posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is sparse. This is partly due to the limited availability of empirically validated measures for children who are insecure readers. The present study examined the reliability and validity of a cartoon-based measure of PTSD symptoms in children exposed to a disaster. Cartoons were generated on the basis of the literature and on the "Darryl" test, which was originally designed to assess community violence-related PTSD. Using a sample of 430 children, preliminary analyses demonstrated that the adapted version of the Darryl test had reasonable psychometric properties. Future validation of the measure as a screening tool is discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark