Measuring posttraumatic stress following childbirth: a critical evaluation of instruments.

  title={Measuring posttraumatic stress following childbirth: a critical evaluation of instruments.},
  author={Claire A. I. Stramrood and Elisabeth M J Huis in 't Veld and Mari{\"e}lle G van Pampus and Leonard W A R Berger and Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets and Willibrord C. M. Weijmar Schultz and Paul P van den Berg and Eric L P van Sonderen and Karen Marieke Paarlberg},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={31 1},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate instruments used to assess posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth with both quantitative (reliability analysis and factor analysis) and qualitative (comparison of operationalization) techniques. METHODS An unselected population of 428 women completed the Traumatic Event Scale-B (TES-B) and the PTSD Symptom Scale-Self Report (PSS-SR) 2-6 months after delivery. RESULTS Assessment of internal consistency yielded similar results for the TES-B and PSS-SR… CONTINUE READING


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