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The validity of the children's PTSD inventory†
Article first published online: 18 MAY 2005
Copyright © 2001 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 81–94, January 2001
How to Cite
Yasik, A. E., Saigh, P. A., Oberfield, R. A., Green, B., Halamandaris, P. and McHugh, M. (2001), The validity of the children's PTSD inventory. J. Traum. Stress, 14: 81–94. doi: 10.1023/A:1007887615685
- Issue published online: 18 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 18 MAY 2005
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The Children's PTSD Inventory (CPTSDI) was administered to 76 traumatized and 28 nontraumatized youths. CPTSDI diagnoses were compared to DICA-R and SCID PTSD diagnoses. Moderate to high sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive power, and diagnostic efficiency were evidenced across criterion measures. Convergent validity was evidenced by significant correlations with the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale, Children's Depression Inventory, Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) Internalizing scale, and the Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory (JEPI) Neuroticism scale. Discriminant validity was observed through nonsignificant correlations with the CBCL Externalizing and the JEPI Extroversion scales.