Type

Journal Article

Authors

Philip Hyland
J Murphy
Mark Shevlin
S Byrne
B. Gilmore
J. Sleiman
R. Abou Daher
F. Daccache
Ruth Ceannt
Frédérique Vallières

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
middle east questionnaire international age differences clinical utility factor structure confirmatory factor analysis cross cultural

ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD amongst Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the factor structure and the clinical utility of the International Trauma Questionnaire (2018)

Abstract Objective: 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. Method: 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: 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. Conclusion: 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.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Psychology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Philip Hyland, J Murphy, Mark Shevlin, S Byrne, B. Gilmore, J. Sleiman, R. Abou Daher, F. Daccache, Ruth Ceannt, Frédérique Vallières

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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
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J. Anthony Murphy
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Mark Shevlin
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Stephen Byrne
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Brynne Gilmore
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F. Daccache
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Frédérique Vallières
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