Psychometric Properties of the Children's PostTraumatic Symptoms Scale in the Earthquake and Tsunamis Chileans' Victims

Rincon P.; Gysling, M; Jimenez, C; Lloyd, S.; Navarro, MF; Retamal, L; Cova F.; Valdivia M.; Perez-Salas, CP; Melipillán R.; Haquin, C

Abstract

There are not many instruments about evaluation of posttraumatic symptomatology in Latin-American children and adolescents. The current study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale CPSS (Foa, Johnson, Feeny y Treadwell, 2001), among young victims of a natural disaster. Regular psychometric analyses were carried out, including an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the instrument. The structured interview DISC-IV was used as a criterion test. An structure of three first order factors showed the best fit. The scale presented high internal consistency. A score of 24 or more points allowed a sensitivity of 82% and a specificity of 88% according to DISC-IV. These positive psychometric qualities indicate the utility of this scale to be used in chilean children and adolescents.

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Título según WOS: Psychometric Properties of the Children's PostTraumatic Symptoms Scale in the Earthquake and Tsunamis Chileans' Victims
Título de la Revista: Terapia psicológica
Volumen: 32
Número: 1
Editorial: Sociedad Chilena de Psicología Clínica
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 57
Página final: 64
Idioma: Spanish
Notas: ISI