Adaptacja cywilnej wersji Kwestionariusza Zespołu Stresu Pourazowego: Mississippi PTSD Scale
Maria Lis-Turlejska, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska-Cieślak
Rocznik: 2001 Tom: 7 Numer: 2
The paper presents the Polish adaptation of an instrument measuring the level of intensity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. The Mississippi Scale developed by Terence M. Keane, Juesta M. Caddell and Kathryn L. Taylor (1988) is recommended as one of the best psychometric instruments used for measuring PTSD symptoms among combat veterans. The civilian version of this scale, developed by Vreven et al., (1995) obtained good indices of validity and reliability. The questionnaire contains 35 items related to PTSD symptoms: intrusive reexperiencing of traumatic event, avoidance, emotional numbing, and hyperarousal. Additional items are related to the symptoms associated with PTSD: depressiveness, suicidal tendencies and guilt feelings. The paper presents four studies dealing with university students, firemen, alcohol-dependent persons and raped and battered women. The results of these studies show satisfactory validity and reliability of the Polish version of the Mississippi PTSD Scale.