Volume 15, Issue 4 (Winter 2010)                   IJPCP 2010, 15(4): 334-342 | Back to browse issues page

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Firoozabadi A, Asgharnejad Farid A A, Mirzaei J, Shareh H. Normalization of Clinician Administered PTSD Scale-version 1 (CAPS-1) for Psychological Effects due to War. IJPCP. 2010; 15 (4) :334-342
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-887-en.html
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Objectives: This study was carried out with the aim of normalizing Clinician Administered PTSD Scale-version 1 (CAPS-1) for psychological consequences due to war. Method: Participants comprised 105 Iran-Iraq war male veterans with a disability degree of 15-50 percent all diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Reliability was evaluated by test-retest with two weeks interval and Cronbach's alpha. Factorial analysis with principle component analysis method was used to evaluate validity. Results: Test-retest reliability and Cronbach's coefficient for scale were 0.86 and 0.92 respectively. Factorial analysis with principle component analysis method indicated a high validity for the scale. Exploratory factorial analysis indicated a robust six-factor structure. Conclusion: CAPS-1 has appropriate validity and reliability for the population of Iranian veterans.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2010/02/24 | Published: 2010/02/15

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