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This instrument is available here: Children's Impact of Event Scale
Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric
Short Description of Instrument
The Impact of Events Scale (IES) was developed to assess the experience of a traumatic event but was not originally designed for use with children. It has since been revised to be used with children ages 8 years and older who are able to read.
The three subscales are:
Intrusion (4 items)
Avoidance (4 items)
Arousal (5 items)
Comments/Special Instructions
Data for this scale is for ages 9-14.
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Weiss DS & Marmar CR. The Impact of Event Scale-Revised. In JP Wilson & TM Keane (Eds.), Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD. New York: Guilford Press, 1996, pp. 399-411.