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Children’s Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-13)
Availability
This instrument is available here: Children's Impact of Event Scale
 
Classification
Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric
 
Short Description of Instrument
The Impact of Events Scale (IES) was developed to assess the experience of a traumatic event, but was not originally designed for use with children. It has since been revised to be used with children ages 8 years and older who are able to read.
 
The three subscales are:
 
Intrusion (4 items)
 
Avoidance (4 items)
 
Arousal (5 items)
 
Comments/Special Instructions
Data for this scale is for ages 9-14.
 
References
Chen, C. S., Cheng, C. P., Yen, C. F., Tang, T. C., Yang, P., Yang, R. C., . . . Yu, H. S. (2011). Validation of the Impact of Event Scale-Revised for adolescents experiencing the floods and mudslides. Kaohsiung J Med Sci, 27(12), 560–565.
 
Dyregrov, A., Kuterovac, G.,& Barath, A. (1996). Factor analysis of the impact of event scale with children in war. Scand J Psychol, 37(4), 339–350.
 
Weiss, D. S. (2004). Impact of Event Scale-Revised. In J. P. Wilson& T. M. Keane (Eds.), Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD: a practitioner’s handbook (pp. 168–189). New York: Guilford Press.
 
Weiss, D. S.,& Marmar, C. R. (1996). The Impact of Event Scale-Revised. In J. P. Wilson & T. M. Keane (Eds.), Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD (pp. 399–411). New York: Guilford Press.
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