UCLA Child Post traumatic stress disorder-reaction index (PTSD-RI)

Information about Measure
First Name Laura
Last Name Murray
Email lmurra15@jhu.edu
Affiliation Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Other means of contacting author (e.g., website, Academia.edu, ResearchGate) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Murray
Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated UCLA Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Reaction Index (PTSD-RI)
Mental health condition assessed Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Childhood or Adolescence
Age range (age – age) 6-15
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Zambia
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Nyanja
Clinical or community sample? Clinical
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? Youth attending a clinic specializing in sexual abuse
Development procedures Culturally adapted, validated, and locally developed
If validated, what was the gold standard? Validated using local responses to three cross-cultural criterion validity questions
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha 0.94
Sensitivity 0.66
Spec 0.76
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio]) Area Under the Curve (SE) and [Confidence Interval] is as follows: 0.73 (0.06), [0.60-0.85]. The optimal cut-off was determined to be 31 points for the scale including the local items.
Links to development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Murray, L. K., Bass, J., Chomba, E., Imasiku, M., Thea, D., Semrau, K., Bolton, P. (2011). Validation of the UCLA Child Post traumatic stress disorder-reaction index in Zambia. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 5(1), 24. doi:10.1186/1752-4458-5-24
Notes when administering the tool The tool should be administered verbally by a trained research assistant or clinician. Scores on each item should be recorded by the interviewer, and then summed with all items equally weighted to calculate the total score.

Anyone interested in using this tool should inform Laura Murray about their intent to use it. Any reports or publications arising from use of the tool should acknowledge the Global Mental Health group at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as the funder who supported initial development of the tool: the National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH: K23MH077532) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Zambia (CDC-Zambia).

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