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The Utility of the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale in Screening for Concurrent PTSD Following Admission to Intensive Care.
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PMID:  23047491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although there is some information available regarding the utility of the Children's Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES) in screening for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), data are scarce and limited to studies sampling children predominantly injured in road traffic accidents. This study investigated the utility of 2 versions, the CRIES-8 and CRIES-13, in identifying those children meeting criteria for PTSD following admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The Children's PTSD Inventory (CPTSDI), a diagnostic interview, and the CRIES-13 were administered to 55 children, aged 6-16 years, 6 months following admission to the PICU. Of the 55, 14 (25%) met criteria on the CPTSDI. Cutoff scores of 14.5 on the CRIES-8 and 22.5 on the CRIES-13 maximized sensitivity and specificity and correctly classified 78%-86% of children. Both cutoff scores were lower than those reported in other samples. The CRIES-13 appeared to offer greater utility than the CRIES-8, also in contrast to previous findings. Methodological or sampling differences may account for the discrepancy with prior studies. The proposed cutoffs are recommended specifically for use with PICU patients and replication and further validation of the CRIES with other samples is warranted.
Authors:
Belinda L Dow; Justin A Kenardy; Robyne M Le Brocque; Deborah A Long
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of traumatic stress     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6598     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Stress     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809259     Medline TA:  J Trauma Stress     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of Queensland & Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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