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Initial validation of the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) in a sample of Chilean Adults

Fresno, Andres, Alvarado, Nadia Ramos, Nunez, Daniel, Ulloa, Jose Luis, Arriagada, Jessica, Cloitre, Marylene, Bisson, Jonathan ORCID:, Roberts, Neil, Shevlin, Mark and Karatzias, Thanos 2023. Initial validation of the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) in a sample of Chilean Adults. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 14 (2) , 2263313. 10.1080/20008066.2023.2263313

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Background: ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) are stress-related disorders. The International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) is a widely used instrument to assess PTSD and CPTSD. To date, there is no evidence of the psychometric characteristics of the ITQ in Latin American countries. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the construct and concurrent validity of the Latin American Spanish adaptation of the ITQ in a sample of Chilean adults. Methods: A sample of 275 Chilean young adults completed the ITQ, a traumatic life events checklist, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21, and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale short version. Four alternative confirmatory factor analysis models were tested. Correlation analyses were performed to determine concurrent validity with associated measures (number of reported traumatic events, number of adverse childhood experiences, anxiety, depression, and suicidal risk). Results: The second-order two-factor (PTSD and DSO) and the correlated first-order six-factor model provided acceptable fit; however, the first model showed a better fit based on the BIC difference. The PTSD and DSO dimensions, as well as the six ITQ clusters showed positive correlations with reported number of traumatic life-events, reported number of adverse childhood experiences, levels of anxiety, depression, and suicidal risk. Conclusions: The ITQ Latin American Spanish adaptation provides acceptable psychometric evidence to assess PTSD and CPTSD in accordance with the ICD-11.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 2000-8066
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 10 August 2023
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 16:47

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