Development and validation of a new instrument to assess lifetime trauma and victimization history.

@article{Widom2005DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a new instrument to assess lifetime trauma and victimization history.},
  author={Cathy Spatz Widom and Mary Ann Dutton and Sally J. Czaja and K A Dumont},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={519-31}
}
This article describes a new easy-to-administer and understand, interview-based instrument that systematically and comprehensively assesses a person's Lifetime Trauma and Victimization History (LTVH). The LTVH inquires about 30 traumas and victimization experiences (including general traumas, physical assault/abuse, sexual assault/abuse, kidnapping/stalking, family/friend murdered or committed suicide, witnessed trauma to someone else, and crime victimizations) and age of onset, perpetrator… CONTINUE READING
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