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The Impact of Event Scale--Revised: a quick measure of a patient's response to trauma.
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PMID:  18946269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A person may suffer debilitating anxiety and other physical and psychological symptoms without recognizing that they're a response to a traumatic event. And older adults in particular may be reluctant to admit to experiencing such symptoms. The Impact of Event Scale--Revised (IES-R) is an easy-to-administer questionnaire used to evaluate the degree of distress a patient feels in response to trauma. It provides a structured way for a patient to communicate distress when she or he may not have the words to do so. For a free online video showing nurses using the IES-R with an older patient, go to
Kathryn Hyer; Lisa M Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of nursing     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1538-7488     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Nurs     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372646     Medline TA:  Am J Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-8; quiz 68-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Nurse-Patient Relations
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / etiology*,  nursing,  therapy
Stress, Psychological / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology,  psychology*

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