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Persian version validation in impact of event Scale-Revised

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Author(s): L. Panaghi | M. Hakim shooshtari | J. Atari Mogadam

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 64;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 52;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: IES-R | GHQ 28 | validity

ABSTRACT
Background: This study investigated reliability and validity of the Persian version of Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) in a sample of people from Bam after the 2003 earthquake. Methods: The study was performed in 272 people, 4 months after Bam earthquake. For evaluating internal consistency we used α chronbach and for test-retest reliability (after 3 weeks) we used Pearson correlation coefficient. For assessing convergent validity, 50 samples completed GHQ 28(General Health Questionnaire 28) in addition to IES-R. Results: The Persian version of IES-R has good internal consistency (α chronbach=0.67-0.87) and test-retest reliability (r=0.8-0.98 , P
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