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NCJ Number: 118529 Find in a Library
Title: Trauma Symptoms Checklist (TSC-33): Early Data on a New Scale
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:151-163
Author(s): J Briere; M Runtz
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Developed to assess the impact of childhood abuse on later (adult) functioning, the 33-item Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSC-33) consists of five subscales, Dissociation, Anxiety, Depression, Post-Sexual Abuse Trauma-hypothesized (PSAT-h), and Sleep Disturbance, and a total scale score.
Abstract: This study presented the psychometric properties of this scale, as summarized from four separate studies, and tested the reliability of the measures. Data suggested that the TSC-33 and its associated subscales were reasonably reliable measures that displayed some predictive and discriminative validity with regard to childhood sexual abuse. Other variables, such as physical abuse history and mental health client status, appeared to elevate the checklist scores. However, another variable, gender, had no such effect on the score. Tables, appendix, notes, and 18 references. (Author Abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Sexual assault trauma
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Emotional disorders; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD)
Note: Portions of this article were presented at the Third National Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, New Hampshire, July 1987.
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