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Vallieres, F;Ceannt, R;Daccache, F;Abou Daher, R;Sleiman, J;Gilmore, B;Byrne, S;Shevlin, M;Murphy, J;Hyland, P
2018
December
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD amongst Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the factor structure and the clinical utility of the International Trauma Questionnaire
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POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER WEST PAPUAN REFUGEES CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY MENTAL-HEALTH PREVALENCE PROPOSALS COUNTRIES DISTINCT SAMPLE TQ
138
547
557
Objective Method Support for ICD-11 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD) is growing; however, few studies include refugees or examine the clinical utility of PTSD/CPTSD classifications. This study sought to provide the first evaluations of (i) the factor structure of ICD-11 PTSD/CPTSD amongst refugees in the Middle East; and (ii) the clinical utility of the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) to identify PTSD/CPTSD in a humanitarian context. Participants were 112 treatment-seeking Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. Factorial validity was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) based on responses to the ITQ. Clinical utility of the ITQ was assessed through semi-structured interviews with six Lebanese psychotherapists. Results Conclusion Complex PTSD (36.1%) was more common than PTSD (25.2%), and no sex or age differences were observed at the prevalence or symptomatic levels. CFA results supported a two-factor higher-order model consistent with ICD-11 PTSD/CPTSD. Qualitative findings indicated that the ITQ is generally positively regarded, with some limitations and suggested modifications noted. This is the first study to support the ICD-11 PTSD/CPTSD amongst refugees in the Middle East and the clinical utility of the ITQ in a humanitarian context. Findings support the growing evidence for the cross-cultural applicability of ICD-11 PTSD/CPTSD.
HOBOKEN
0001-690X
10.1111/acps.12973
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