publication . Article . 2014

Measuring symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in people with intellectual disabilities: the development and psychometric properties of the Impact of Event Scale – Intellectual Disabilities (IES-IDs)

Hall, JC; Jobson, Laura; Langdon, Peter E.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background: The aims of the study were to (a) revise the Impact of Event Scale – Revised for use with people with intellectual disabilities (IDs), creating the Impact of Event Scale – Intellectual Disabilities (IES-IDs), (b) assess the reliability of the IES-IDs, and (c) compare it to an existing measure post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology, namely the Lancaster and Northgate Trauma Scale (LANTS), along with measures of anxiety and depression. \ud Methods: Forty adults with IDs who had experienced at least one traumatic event were recruited and completed the IES-IDs and the LANTS on two occasions, separated by two weeks. Participants also completed the ...
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