The trauma outcome process assessment model: a structural equation model examination of adjustment.

Abstract

This investigation sought to operationalize a comprehensive theoretical model, the Trauma Outcome Process Assessment, and test it empirically with structural equation modeling. The Trauma Outcome Process Assessment reflects a robust body of research and incorporates known ecological factors (e.g., family dynamics, social support) to explain internalizing distress (e.g., anxiety, depression), externalizing distress (e.g., aggression), and recovery outcomes following traumatic events. Results revealed that expected relationships among the variables were significantly related in the expected direction, and the measures mapped well onto the expected latent constructs. Following optimal specification of the relationships within the Trauma Outcome Process Assessment, structural equation modeling revealed strong support for the Trauma Outcome Process Assessment as a comprehensive identification and treatment model to explain the differential outcomes of those exposed to traumatic stressors.

DOI: 10.1080/10538710903182685

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@article{Borja2009TheTO, title={The trauma outcome process assessment model: a structural equation model examination of adjustment.}, author={Susan E. Borja and Jennifer L. Callahan}, journal={Journal of child sexual abuse}, year={2009}, volume={18 5}, pages={532-52} }