Validation of a Swedish version of the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) in patients with burns
2010 (English)In: Journal of Anxiety Disorders, ISSN 0887-6185, E-ISSN 1873-7897, Vol. 24, no 6, 618-622 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Impact of Event Scale (IES) and the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) are often used as self-reportinstruments for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are few validationsof the IES and the IES-R against structured clinical interviews. In this study the two scales, together withthe three subscales of the IES-R, were assessed for their agreement with a diagnosis of PTSD in patientswith burns 1 year after injury. Sixty patients with burns were evaluated 1 year after injury using theStructured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV Axis I (SCID-I) psychiatric disorders and a Swedish versionof the IES-R. The total score of the IES-R had the best discriminant ability (0.89) with a sensitivity of 1.0and a specificity of 0.78. In conclusion, the total IES-R had good properties as a screening tool for PTSDand subsyndromal PTSD 1 year after burn injury.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 24, no 6, 618-622 p.
Burns, IES-R, Physical trauma, Post-traumatic stress disorder, SCID, Validation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126277DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.03.021ISI: 000278476900011PubMedID: 20434306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126277DiVA: diva2:322712