The Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-13)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala do Impacto do Evento para Crianças - Revista

Original Version

Smith, P., Perrin, S., Yule,W., Hacam, B., & Stuvland, R. (2002)

Portuguese Version

Pereira, J., Vagos, P., Fonseca, A., Moreira, H., Canavarro, M. C., & Rijo, D. (2020)

General Description

The instrument includes 13 items separated into two subscales: Intrusion/Avoidance (items 1, 4, 8, 9, 3, 5, 11, 12, 13) and Arousal (items 2, 6, 7, 10). Each question is answered on a 4-point scale, with response options of 0 (not at all), 1 (rarely), 3 (sometimes), and 5 (often). No items are reverse-scored. Higher scores reflecting more severe posttraumatic reactions.

References
  • Pereira, J., Vagos, P., Fonseca, A., Moreira, H., Canavarro, M. C., & Rijo, D. (2020). The Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale: Dimensionality and measurement invariance in a sample of children and adolescents exposed to wildfire. Journal of Traumatic Stress. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22634

  • Smith, P., Perrin, S., Yule,W., Hacam, B., & Stuvland, R. (2002).War exposure among children from Bosnia-Hercegovina: Psychological adjustment in a community sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15(2), 147–156. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1014812209051

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