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Table 5 Child PTSD Symptom Scale: individual item psychometrics

From: Validation of cross-cultural child mental health and psychosocial research instruments: adapting the Depression Self-Rating Scale and Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Nepal

  No Indication to Treat (n = 134) Indication to Treat (n = 28)    
Item Mean SD Mean SD Inter-item Correlation T-test Adj. p-value*
1. Intrusive thoughts 1.32 0.62 1.54 0.69 0.47 1.52 NS
2. Nightmares 1.07 0.60 1.43 0.50 0.34 3.27 0.03
3. Flashbacks 0.93 0.62 1.46 0.69 0.54 3.76 0.02
4. Distress with reminders 1.13 0.64 1.39 0.74 0.60 1.77 NS
5. Somatic distress 1.04 0.69 1.36 0.62 0.53 2.43 0.32
6. Avoid feelings 1.36 0.70 1.61 0.57 0.54 2.03 0.83
7. Avoid activities 1.40 0.76 1.54 0.69 0.55 0.91 NS
8. Amnesia 1.03 0.72 1.61 0.50 0.63 5.11 0.00
9. Less interest in activities 0.97 0.56 1.07 0.66 0.46 0.75 NS
10. Not close to people 0.37 0.58 0.75 0.93 0.33 2.11 0.73
11. No strong feelings 0.55 0.60 1.00 0.72 0.49 3.08 0.07
12. Foreshortened future 0.78 0.69 1.46 0.79 0.40 4.22 0.00
13. Sleep difficulties 0.91 0.72 1.29 0.76 0.49 2.39 0.37
14. Irritable/angry 0.81 0.65 1.29 0.71 0.45 3.28 0.03
15. Concentration problems 0.84 0.54 1.18 0.72 0.45 2.38 0.39
16. Overly careful 0.82 0.60 1.11 0.74 0.46 1.93 NS
17. Easily startled 1.14 0.62 1.50 0.58 0.37 2.95 NS
  1. * p-value corrected for 17 tests using Bonferroni-type corrections. Adjusted p-values are only presented for those items with significant unadjusted p-values. NS refers to nonsignificant unadjusted p-values.