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Psychometric properties of the Norwegian Impact of Event Scale-Revised in a non-clinical sample
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Leadership and Management (ILM).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8274-6065
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2009 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725, Vol. 63, no 5, p. 426-432Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Despite the widespread use of the Impact of Event Scale to measure post-traumatic stress symptoms, psychometric evaluations of the scale have revealed mixed findings. Aim: The aim of the present study is to provide new empirical evidence and examine the factor structure, reliability, and predictive validity of the Norwegian version of the IES-R. Methods: Posttraumatic stress symptoms were recorded in a student sample (n=312) 3 weeks after the Southeast Asian tsunami disaster in December 2004. Confirmatory factor analyses of the IES-R behavior items using structural equation modeling (SEM) were performed on four models from existing research. Results: The original three-factor model of intrusion, avoidance and hyperarousal symptoms exhibited the best goodness-of-fit indices when defined as oblique. The IES-R also revealed satisfactory reliability. Symptom levels of intrusion and avoidance were moderate, while hyperarousal scores were low, with a significant gender difference. Conclusion: Taken together, the IES-R revealed good psychometric properties in this nonclinical student sample and could be a useful instrument to assess and follow-up on PTSD symptoms after a certain identified trauma.

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2009. Vol. 63, no 5, p. 426-432
Keywords [en]
Gender, IES-R, Media, Psychometric, PTSD, Tsunami
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Social Sciences
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Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3891DOI: 10.1080/08039480903118190ISI: 000270173200011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-3891DiVA, id: diva2:628571
Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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