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Adverse Childhood Events Turkish Form: validity and reliability study

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Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Selimiye Mahallesi, Tibbiye Cad No:23, 34668 Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey

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Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Selimiye Mahallesi, Tibbiye Cad No:23, 34668 Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey

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Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Selimiye Mh, Tibbiye Cd, 34668 Uskudar/Istanbul

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Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Esentepe Mahallesi, Haberler Sk. No:2, 34394 Sisli/Istanbul

Alpa Psychiatry 2018; 19: Supplement 68-75
DOI: 10.5455/apd.294158
Read: 27 Downloads: 5 Published: 01 February 2018

Objective: Aim of this study is to demonstrate the reliability and validity of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire. Methods: This research was carried out with 50 patients who consulted in Davranis Bilimleri Ensti-tusu. The participants were aged between 18 and 65 years with no current alcohol and substance abuse, no mental retardation, no organic mental disorder. Participants were assessed with the socio-demographic data form, the Adverse Childhood Experience Turkish Form (ACE-TR) and the Symptom Assessment-45 Questionnaire (SA-45). On the statistical analysis, item-total score correlation coefficients, internal consistency coefficient and correlation values with other scales were calculated. Results: The mean age of the study population was 33.77±13.24 years and 48% (n=24) of the sample group were female and 52% (n=26) were males. The Cronbach's alpha value of the total score of the scale was 0.742, which indicates that it has a consistency reliability of 74%. The single component solution was obtained as the result of the principal components analysis. Correlations between ACE-TR and SA-45 sub-components were statistically significant. Conclusion: Results demonstrated that the Adverse Childhood Experience Turkish Form (ACE-TR) was a valid and reliable instrument, which may serve as a screening tool for childhood trauma in large populations. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2018; 19(0.100): 68-75]

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