Towards ‘Complex PTSD’: German Translation of the Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) for the Assessment of Complex Trauma Sequelae

Krammer, Sandy; Simmen-Janevska, Keti; Maercker, Andreas (2013). Towards ‘Complex PTSD’: German Translation of the Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) for the Assessment of Complex Trauma Sequelae. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie, 63(8), pp. 318-326. Thieme 10.1055/s-0032-1327752

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This study tested the German translation of the Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) by Briere [1]. The TSI aims at assessing complex posttraumatic symptoms. TSI was part of a large test battery, among which the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, Short Screening Scale, Short Form Health Survey, Geriatric Depression Scale and Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview were part of. A sample of N=116 elderly people (range of age: 59–98 years; 40.5% women) with childhood traumatization were studied. The German version of the TSI presents with adequate internal consistency, mainly good discriminability and facility indices, and good criterion and construct validity. With reference to factorial validity, a European validation model [2] replicated the data more accurate than the original American model. TSI proved to be a reliable, economic and – to some extent – valid instrument for the assessment of complex posttraumatic stress symptoms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Psychiatric Services

UniBE Contributor:

Krammer, Sandy

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0937-2032

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

German

Submitter:

Katrin Renfer

Date Deposited:

14 Jul 2014 10:51

Last Modified:

14 Jul 2014 10:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0032-1327752

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/54609

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