DESNOS in three postconflict settings: assessing cross-cultural construct equivalence.

  title={DESNOS in three postconflict settings: assessing cross-cultural construct equivalence.},
  author={Joop T. V. M. de Jong and Ivan H. Komproe and Joseph Spinazzola and Bessel A. van der Kolk and Mark Humphrey Van Ommeren},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={18 1},
This study examined the cross-cultural construct equivalence of the Structured Interview for Disorders of Extreme Stress (SIDES), an instrument designed to assess symptoms of Disorders of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (DESNOS). Participants completed the SIDES as a part of an epidemiological survey conducted between 1997 and 1999 among survivors of war or mass violence in Algeria (n = 652), Ethiopia (n = 1,200), and Gaza (n = 585). Findings indicated that the factor structure of the… CONTINUE READING

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