The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: A Preliminary Examination of its Psychometric Properties

  title={The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: A Preliminary Examination of its Psychometric Properties},
  author={Edna B. Foa and Kelly Marie Johnson and Norah C Feeny and Kimberli R. H. Treadwell},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Child \& Adolescent Psychology},
  pages={376 - 384}
Reports on the development and preliminary validation of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) for children and adolescents. The CPSS is a new instrument that was developed to assess the severity of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in children exposed to trauma. The CPSS was administered to 75 school-age children approximately 2 years after the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake. The… 

Psychometric properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Latino children.

Results supported the use of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale as a measure of PTSD severity in Latino children, but additional research is needed to determine appropriate clinical cutoffs for Latino youths exposed to chronic levels of violence.

Psychometrics of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 for Trauma-Exposed Children and Adolescents

  • E. FoaAnu AsnaaniYinyin ZangSandra CapaldiR. Yeh
  • Psychology
    Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53
  • 2018
The three versions of the CPSS-5 scales are valid and reliable measures of DSM-5 PTSD symptomatology in traumatized youth, showing good internal consistency and test–retest reliability.

The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: An Investigation of Its Psychometric Properties

The factor structure, reliability, and concurrent and discriminant validity of the CPSS were investigated in a sample of 206 6th- to 12th-grade adolescents, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported a single-factor structure, which was contrary to the hypothesized three-Factor structure.

The Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Abused Children: Criteria for Diagnosis

By analyzing the psychometric properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) this study aims to provide data for improving the diagnostic criteria of PTSD in childhood and adolescence. The sample

Psychometric Evaluation of the Comprehensive Trauma Interview PTSD Symptoms Scale Following Exposure to Child Maltreatment

The CTI-PSS demonstrated strong convergence with an established measure of PTSD symptoms and explained unique variance in the prediction of child sexual abuse status.

The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: psychometric properties in female adolescent sexual assault survivors.

The psychometric properties of the interview and self-report administrations of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale are examined in a sample of 91 female youths with sexual abuse-related PTSD, a population that is targeted in many treatment studies.

Comparing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Instruments for Detecting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Youth

  • D. YouE. YoungstromN. FeenyJ. YoungstromR. Findling
  • Psychology
    Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53
  • 2017
The YSR appeared to be a useful diagnostic aid for youth PTSD and could facilitate differential diagnosis of youth PTSD in outpatient settings, and combining tests did not improve prediction of PTSD.

The Dutch version of the Child Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory: validation in a clinical sample and a school sample

The results suggest that the Dutch CPTCI is a reliable and valid instrument and shows good internal consistency for the total scale and the two subscales.

The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: Psychometric Properties among Earthquake Survivors

Assessment of the underlying factor structure of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale in 570 survivors of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal suggested that while the DSM-IV model adequately fit these data, the four-factor King model fit them better.



The Validation of a Self-Report Measure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The development and validation of a self-report measure of posttraumatic stress disorder, the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PTDS), that yields both a PTSD diagnosis according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.) criteria and a measure of PTSD symptom severity is reported.

The pediatric emotional distress scale: a brief screening measure for young children exposed to traumatic events.

Discriminant analyses demonstrated the PEDS could distinguish traumatic event exposure and nonexposure groups, although maternal education should be a significant consideration in interpretation.

Psychiatric comorbidity in children after the 1988 earthquake in Armenia.

High rates of current PTSD, depressive disorder, and their co-occurrence were found among victims residing in the two heavily impacted cities, and an interactive model is proposed of postdisaster psychopathology.

Posttraumatic stress disorder in an urban population of young adults: risk factors for chronicity.

It is suggested that chronic PTSD may be associated with specific risk factors and clinical features and longitudinal data on the course of PTSD are needed to determine whether the distinct features and the medical and psychiatric histories of persons with chronic PTSD are complications attendant on a chronic course or coexisting disturbances that inhibit recovery.

Life threat and posttraumatic stress in school-age children.

The results provide strong evidence that acute PTSD symptoms occur in school-age children with a notable correlation between proximity to the violence and type and number of PTSD symptoms.

Prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression following trauma.

Major depression and PTSD are independent sequelae of traumatic events, have similar prognoses, and interact to increase distress and dysfunction and both should be targeted by early treatment interventions and by neurobiological research.

Prevalence of PTSD in a community sample of older adolescents.

While relatively few adolescents satisfy the criteria for PTSD, most subjects who experienced a traumatic event reported some PTSD symptoms and specific types of traumatic events were associated with occurrence of PTSD.

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in children after Hurricane Andrew: a prospective study.

Although symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) declined over time, a substantial level of symptomatology was observed up to 10 months after the disease and all 5 factors in the conceptual model were predictive of children's PTSD symptoms 7 and 10 months postdisaster.

Posttraumatic symptomatology in children and adolescents after an industrial fire.

This study strengthens and extends findings from earlier literature on pediatric PTSD in showing that PTS and comorbid internalizing and externalizing symptoms rise in direct proportion to degree of exposure.