Die deutsche Version des "Early Trauma Inventory" (ETI) Erste psychometrische Charakterisierung eines Interviews zur Erfassung traumatischer Lebensereignisse in der Kindheit und Jugend

Translated title of the contribution: The early trauma inventory: Initial psychometric characteristics of the german version

Katja Wingenfeld, Martin Driessen, Christoph Mensebach, Nina Rullkoetter, Camille Schaffrath, Carsten Spitzer, Nicole Schlosser, Thomas Beblo, Christine Marcelle Heim

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Abstract

There are very few questionnaires in German-speaking countries that assess traumatic experiences during childhood and adolescence. While the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV assesses traumatization during childhood and adolescence by means of binary items, the Early Trauma Inventory (ETI; Bremner, Vermetten, & Mazure, 2000) allows for the measurement of a broad range of traumatic experiences. The ETI is a clinical, semistructured interview for the assessment of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as for the assessment of general traumatization during childhood and adolescence. The present study investigated the psychometric properties of a German translation of the ETI. 230 subjects, including 114 individuals with psychiatric disorders, completed the interview. All scales demonstrated a sound reliability. High to moderate correlations between the ETI and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) and moderate correlations between the ETI and further constructs such as depression also indicate the validity of the ETI. In sum, results show satisfactory psychometric properties in the German version of the ETI.

Translated title of the contributionThe early trauma inventory: Initial psychometric characteristics of the german version
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalDiagnostica
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology

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