Posttraumatic Stress in Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Mothers: Development and Validation of the Impact of Traumatic Stressors Interview Schedule (ITSIS)

@article{Kazak2004PosttraumaticSI,
  title={Posttraumatic Stress in Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Mothers: Development and Validation of the Impact of Traumatic Stressors Interview Schedule (ITSIS)},
  author={Anne E Kazak and Lamia P Barakat and Melissa A Alderfer and Mary T. Rourke and Kathleen A. Meeske and Paul R. Gallagher and Avital Cnaan and Margaret L. Stuber},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={307-323}
}
This study presents initial data validating the use of a new instrument, the Impact of Traumatic Stressors Interview Schedule (ITSIS), to assess the occurrence of cancer-related posttraumatic stress in childhood cancer survivors and their mothers. Sixty-six child/adolescent cancer survivors and 64 of their mothers, as well as 130 young adult survivors, completed the ITSIS and other measures of posttraumatic stress and general distress. Five ITSIS factors were identified for the mothers and for… CONTINUE READING