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The child posttraumatic stress disorder checklist in a sample of South African youth

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dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-03 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T16:14:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T16:14:49Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3317
dc.description.abstract To address the diverse health effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth, reliable and valid screening and diagnostic instruments that can be adapted to the specific context in which they are used, are required. Here, we assessed the psychometric properties (factorial validity, concurrent validity, and internal consistency) of the Child PTSD Checklist in treatment-seeking youth using secondary data. The scale demonstrated high internal consistency (Cronbach > = 0.93). Exploratory factor analysis revealed a three-factor structure (anxiety and avoidance, anger and dissociation, and depressive symptoms) that accounted for 41.9% of the total variance. Concurrent validity was fair between the Child PTSD Checklist and the diagnostic Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia, Present and Lifetime version when assessing for PTSD. The Child PTSD Checklist seems to be a promising tool for assessing PTSD in trauma-exposed youth in clinic settings. However, further studies are needed to address the checklist's broader utility. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject TRAUMA en
dc.title The child posttraumatic stress disorder checklist in a sample of South African youth en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 200(8) en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7362 en
dc.PageNumber 692-698 en
dc.outputnumber 6013 en
dc.bibliographictitle Frank-Schultz, F., Naidoo, P., Cloete, K.J. & Seedat, S. (2012) The child posttraumatic stress disorder checklist in a sample of South African youth. <i>The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i>. 200(8):692-698. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en
dc.contributor.author1 Frank-Schultz, F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Naidoo, P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Cloete, K.J. en
dc.contributor.author4 Seedat, S. en

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