The utility of the children's revised impact of event scale in screening or concurrent PTSD following admission to intensive care

Dow, Belinda L., Kenardy, Justin A., Le Brocque, Robyne M. and Long, Deborah A. (2012) The utility of the children's revised impact of event scale in screening or concurrent PTSD following admission to intensive care. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25 5: 602-605. doi:10.1002/jts.21742


Author Dow, Belinda L.
Kenardy, Justin A.
Le Brocque, Robyne M.
Long, Deborah A.
Title The utility of the children's revised impact of event scale in screening or concurrent PTSD following admission to intensive care
Journal name Journal of Traumatic Stress   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-9867
1573-6598
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jts.21742
Volume 25
Issue 5
Start page 602
End page 605
Total pages 4
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although there is some information available regarding the utility of the Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES) in screening for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), data are scarce and limited to studies sampling children predominantly injured in road traffic accidents. This study investigated the utility of 2 versions, the CRIES-8 and CRIES-13, in identifying those children meeting criteria for PTSD following admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The Children’s PTSD Inventory (CPTSDI), a diagnostic interview, and the CRIES-13 were administered to 55 children, aged 6–16 years, 6 months following admission to the PICU. Of the 55, 14 (25%) met criteria on the CPTSDI. Cutoff scores of 14.5 on the CRIES-8 and 22.5 on the CRIES-13 maximized sensitivity and specificity and correctly classified 78%–86% of children. Both cutoff scores were lower than those reported in other samples. The CRIES-13 appeared to offer greater utility than the CRIES-8, also in contrast to previous findings. Methodological or sampling differences may account for the
discrepancy with prior studies. The proposed cutoffs are recommended specifically for use with PICU patients and replication and further validation of the CRIES with other samples is warranted.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 9 OCT 2012

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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