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The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: An Update and Replication of Its Psychometric Properties

Nixon, Reginald ; Meiser-Stedman, Richard ; Dalgleish, Tim ; Yule, William ; Clark, David ; Perrin, Sean LU and Smith, Patrick (2013) In Psychological Assessment 25(3). p.1025-1031
Abstract
The psychometric properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) were examined in 2 samples. Sample 1 (N 185, ages 6–17 years) consisted of children recruited from hospitals after accidental injury, assault, and road traffic trauma, and assessed 6 months posttrauma. Sample 2 (N 68, ages 6–17 years) comprised treatment-seeking children who had experienced diverse traumas. In both samples

psychometric properties were generally good to very good (internal reliability for total CPSS scores .83 and .90, respectively). The point-biserial correlation of the CPSS with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis derived from structured clinical interview was .51, and children diagnosed with PTSD reported significantly higher symptoms... (More)
The psychometric properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) were examined in 2 samples. Sample 1 (N 185, ages 6–17 years) consisted of children recruited from hospitals after accidental injury, assault, and road traffic trauma, and assessed 6 months posttrauma. Sample 2 (N 68, ages 6–17 years) comprised treatment-seeking children who had experienced diverse traumas. In both samples

psychometric properties were generally good to very good (internal reliability for total CPSS scores .83 and .90, respectively). The point-biserial correlation of the CPSS with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis derived from structured clinical interview was .51, and children diagnosed with PTSD reported significantly higher symptoms than non-PTSD children. The CPSS demonstrated applicability to be used as a diagnostic measure, demonstrating sensitivity of 84% and specificity of 72%. The performance of the CPSS Symptom Severity Scale to accurately identify PTSD at varying cutoffs is reported in both samples, with a score of 16 or above suggested as a revised cutoff. (Less)
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confirmatory factor analysis, reliable change index, test–retest reliability, CPSS, posttraumatic stress disorder
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Psychological Assessment
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psychometric properties were generally good to very good (internal reliability for total CPSS scores .83 and .90, respectively). The point-biserial correlation of the CPSS with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis derived from structured clinical interview was .51, and children diagnosed with PTSD reported significantly higher symptoms than non-PTSD children. The CPSS demonstrated applicability to be used as a diagnostic measure, demonstrating sensitivity of 84% and specificity of 72%. The performance of the CPSS Symptom Severity Scale to accurately identify PTSD at varying cutoffs is reported in both samples, with a score of 16 or above suggested as a revised cutoff.},
  author       = {Nixon, Reginald and Meiser-Stedman, Richard and Dalgleish, Tim and Yule, William and Clark, David and Perrin, Sean and Smith, Patrick},
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  publisher    = {American Psychological Association (APA)},
  series       = {Psychological Assessment},
  title        = {The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: An Update and Replication of Its Psychometric Properties},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/2082002/3918343.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1037/a0033324},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2013},
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