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Child Abuse Negl. 1992;16(3):391-8.

Sexual abuse trauma among professional women: validating the Trauma Symptom Checklist-40 (TSC-40).

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  • 1Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA 90639-0001.

Abstract

This study examines the usefulness of the Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSC-40) in measuring the long-term sequelae of sexual abuse. In a national survey of 2,963 professional women, the TSC-40 was found to be reliable and to display predictive validity with regard to childhood sexual victimization. Women who reported a sexual abuse history scored significantly higher than did women with no history of abuse on each of the six subscales and on the overall TSC-40 score. Various aspects of childhood victimization were associated with the subscale scores, with the Sexual Abuse Trauma Index and Dissociation subscales being more sensitive to the specific components of the abuse.

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