| Published: February 14, 2018
Childhood Adverse Experiences Questionnaire-Initial Scale Development and Validation
The drive of this study was to develop a theoretical tool to measure the construct of adverse experiences in childhood. The psychological conception underlining adverse experiences during this period is studied. Many dimensions have been identified to measure the construct and developed 30 items. Expert’s ideas from India and Iran have been considered. The scale was verified for validity, reliability and factor structure. The tool can be used for clinicians and research purpose to screen the level of difficulties. The exclusive effort of this scale is that it assess a broader range of events occur in childhood which might be traumatic. The findings of this paper will help the identification of stressor types and rate in the childhood period of the person and promote well-being. It clearly needs to take action and facilities into account for this issue regarding high risk group. These tool might be suitable for future research, policy, and treatment efforts aimed at understanding and preventing mental illness.
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2018 © Moradi F & Bankar N B
Received: December 01, 2018; Revision Received: January 22, 2018; Accepted: February 14, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018