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J Trauma Dissociation. 2020 Mar-Apr;21(2):217-241. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2019.1678210. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

Factor Structure, Reliability, and Validity of the Daily Self-Report Measure for Trauma-Related Sequelae (DSR-TRS).

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University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Abstract

The structure and psychometrics of daily self-report measures have only rarely been empirically tested. We developed the Daily Self-Report of Trauma-Related Sequelae (DSR-TRS), comprised of items assessing, in the past day: (1) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms: (2) symptoms of affective-, behavioral-, relational-, somatic-, dissociative-, and self-dysregulation; and (3) stressors, mood, coping strategies, and drug and alcohol use. Psychometric analyses were conducted with data from 141 women who participated in a randomized clinical trial of two present-centered therapies for PTSD or a wait-list condition and completed at least one DSR-TRS during two 30-day periods at baseline and posttreatment/wait-list. Five DSR-TRS subscales were created based on a series of exploratory, confirmatory, and multilevel factor analyses: Positive Affect, Negative Affect, Self-Regulation, Dysregulation, and PTSD symptoms. DSR-TRS subscales had acceptable within-person and between-person reliability. Convergent and discriminant validity were supported at baseline and posttest in relation to questionnaire and interview assessment measures. Implications for research on daily self-report measures such as the DSR-TRS with trauma survivors are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Daily self-report; PTSD; assessment; daily self-report; factor structure; posttraumatic stress disorder; psychometrics; reliability; validity

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