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Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 186–189 | Cite as

Validation of a trauma questionnaire in veteran women

  • Lauren M. McIntyre
  • Marian I. Butterfield
  • Kavita Nanda
  • Kelly Parsey
  • Karen M. Stechuchak
  • Andrea W. McChesney
  • Cedar Koons
  • Lori A. Bastian
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Abstract

The Trauma Questionnaire (TQ) assesses a woman’s history of childhood and adult sexual trauma, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. The TQ is used widely at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, but its validity has not been thoroughly examined. In a prospective study of 127 women, we found the TQ to have good to excellent agreement with a semistructured clinician interview and good sensitivity and specificity. The TQ can be used as a valid alternative to the clinician interview in the initial elicitation of trauma history among women veterans in the primary care setting.

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trauma questionnaire women veterans 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren M. McIntyre
    • 1
    • 3
  • Marian I. Butterfield
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Kavita Nanda
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
  • Kelly Parsey
  • Karen M. Stechuchak
    • 1
  • Andrea W. McChesney
    • 2
  • Cedar Koons
    • 2
    • 4
  • Lori A. Bastian
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Received from the Center for Health Services Research in Primary CareDuke University Medical CenterDurham
  2. 2.Women Veteran Comprehensive Health CenterDuke University Medical CenterDurham
  3. 3.the Department of Community and Family MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurham
  4. 4.the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesDuke University Medical CenterDurham
  5. 5.the Department of MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurham

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