|Information about Measure|
|Affiliation||Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, England|
|Other means of contacting author (e.g., website, Academia.edu, ResearchGate)||—|
|Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated||Traumatic Stress Symptom Checklist (TSSC) – Turkey|
|Mental health condition assessed||Multiple disorders: trauma (PTSD) and major depressive disorders|
|Idiom of distress included, if any||Not Applicable|
|Lifestage of interest||Adult (General)|
|Age range (age – age)||16-70|
|Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated||Turkey|
|Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool||Turkish|
|Clinical or community sample?||Community|
|Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)?||Earthquake survivors recruited from survivor camps and suburbs and towns near the epicenter in Golcuk.|
|If validated, what was the gold standard?||Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale|
|Description of other development procedures, if applicable||—|
|Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])||For the diagnosis of MDE (major depressive disorder), the optimal cutoff point was 38 in the total scores of the 23 TSSC items.
For the diagnosis of PTSD, the optimal cutoff point was 25 in the total scores of the 17 PTSD items (sensitivity and specificity of .81).
|Citations of development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool||Bqoglu, M., Salcioglu, E., Livanou, M., Ozeren, M., Aker, T., Kill, C., et al. (2001). A study of the validity of a screening instrument for traumatic stress in earthquake survivors in Turkey. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 491-509
Bqoglu, M., Salcioglu, E., & Livanou, M. (2002). Traumatic stress responses in earthquake survivors in Turkey. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15, 269-216.
|Notes when administering the tool||This tool is intended to be used with Turkish populations who have experienced trauma. The tool was culturally adapted and validated among populations who were affected by the Izmit earthquake in 1999. Anyone who speaks and writes in Turkish is able to administer the tool.
Excerpted from an online guide on scoring with the tool, “There are 4 columns in the scale. The first column denoted ‘not at all’ is scored as 0, the second ‘slightly’ as 1, the third ‘fairly’ as 2, and the forth ‘very much’ as 3. The first 17 symptoms of the scale represent PTSD. A score of 25 or more on this part means that the person is likely to have PTSD. The remaining 6 symptoms are depression symptoms and a
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Lesley Jo Weaver, PhD
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Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
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