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J Anxiety Disord. 2011 Mar;25(2):266-71. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.09.012. Epub 2010 Oct 23.

Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI): psychometric properties and gender differences in an Israeli sample.

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  • 1Department of Psychology and the Gonda Brain Science Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Topaz Street, Mevaseret-Zion 90805, Israel.


The Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI; Foa, Ehlers, Clark, Tolin, & Orsillo, 1999) was found to have three factors: negative view of self, negative view of world, and self-blame. We validated the PTCI among 326 Israeli adults exposed to various types of traumas. Results provided support for the original three-factors. Negative cognitions about self scale had the highest correlations with severity of PTSD and depression symptoms, whereas self-blame had only weak correlations with these measures. Among men, negative cognitions about self were associated most strongly with PTSD severity whereas among women, negative cognitions about self were associated primarily with depression. Gender may play an important role in posttraumatic cognitions and their relationship to PTSD and depression.

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