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Title: Psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory in a sample of children and adolescents following a wildfire disaster.
Authors: Fonseca, Ana
Vagos, Paula
Moreira, Helena
Pereira, Joana
Canavarro, Maria Cristina
Rijo, Daniel
Keywords: Child Post-traumatic Cognitions Inventory
Post-traumatic cognitions
PTSD
Psychometric studies
Trauma
Wildfire disaster
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Fonseca, A., Vagos, P., Moreira, H., Pereira, J., Canavarro, C., & Rijo, D. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory in a sample of children and adolescents following a wildfire disaster. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 51(6), 876-887. 10.1007/s10578-020-00965-y. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3488
Abstract: This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory (CPTCI) in a sample of Portuguese children and adolescents, following the exposition to a wildfire disaster. The sample included 533 children and adolescents living in regions exposed to the wildfire disaster (non-clinical sample: n = 483; clinical sample: n = 50). The short form of the instrument (CPTCI-SF) including two correlated factors (‘Sense of Disturbing and Permanent Change’ and ‘Sense of Being a Fragile Person in a Scary World’) showed good model fit and was invariant across gender and age-groups. Good internal consistency (> .70) was found, and higher CPTCI scores were associated with poorer adjustment indicators. The clinical sample presented significantly higher CPTCI scores than the non-clinical sample. These results contribute to the cross-cultural validation of the CPTCI and support the adequacy of its short form as a reliable and valid measure to be used with Portuguese children and adolescents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3488
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