Structured Trauma-Related Experiences & Symptoms Screener (STRESS): Child/Adolescent Self-Report

SPARCS Cohort 7

The Structured Trauma-Related Experiences & Symptoms Screener (STRESS) child/adolescent self-report version is a youth self-report measure of their: (1) lifetime exposure to potentially traumatic and other adverse experiences, and (2) experience of PTSD symptoms (i.e., DSM 5 symptom categories B – E for PTSD diagnosis: intrusion symptoms, avoidance, negative alterations in cognition and mood, and alterations in arousal and reactivity), dissociative symptoms, related functional impairment, and severity. Statistical analyses of data on PTSD symptoms are presented below. Of note, data from 51 clients were dropped for analyses due to the clinician indicating concern about the validity of the data due to observations of participant behavior or response patterns during the assessment.

Descriptive Statistics:  Pre- and post-treatment assessment measure means, standard deviations, and standard errors for each subscale of the STRESS are listed in the table below, as well as the range of possible scores for each subscale.  The STRESS is in the process of being validated.  As such, clinical cutoffs are not yet available for analysis of this data.

STRESS Subscales Descriptive Statistics

Repeated Measures:  Repeated measures analyses (paired samples t-tests) were conducted to examine pre-post group mean differences on STRESS Total Severity scores.  Statistically significant change from pre- to post-treatment was found for total severity of PTSD Symptoms.  

STRESS Total Severity Scale: Paired Sample T-Test

STRESS Total Severity: Pre- Post- Mean Scores

Individual Clinically-Significant Change:  The STRESS is in the process of being validated.  As such, clinical cutoffs are not yet available for analysis of this data.

 

*Grasso, Felton, & Reid-Quiñones, 2015

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