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Evaluation of a modified version of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, April 2017
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Title
Evaluation of a modified version of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12874-017-0344-2
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Authors

Navjot Kaur, Ben Porter, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Laura E. Tobin, Hector Lemus, David D. Luxton

Abstract

Posttraumatic growth is the positive change resulting from traumatic experiences and is typically assessed with retrospective measures like the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). The PTGI was designed to include reference to a specific traumatic event, making it difficult to implement, without change, in prospective survey studies. Thus, a modified Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form (PTGI-SF) was included in a large prospective study of current and former U.S. military personnel. The current study provides preliminary psychometric data for this modified measure and its ability to assess psychological well-being at a single time point. The study population (N = 135,843) was randomly and equally split into exploratory and confirmatory samples that were proportionately balanced on trauma criterion. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were performed to assess the psychometric validity of the modified measure. The final model was also assessed in a subset of the confirmatory sample with a history of trauma using CFA. Results supported a single-factor model with two additional correlations between items assessing spirituality and items assessing compassion/appreciation for others. This model also fits among the subset with a history of trauma. The resulting measure was strongly associated with social support and personal mastery. The modified PTGI-SF in this study captures psychological well-being in cross-sectional assessments, in addition to being able to measure posttraumatic growth with multiple assessments. Results indicate that the modified measure is represented by a single factor, but that items assessing spirituality and compassion/appreciation for others may be used alone to better capture these constructs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 26%
Unspecified 5 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 26%
Student > Master 1 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 32%
Unspecified 5 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 16%
Computer Science 1 5%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 September 2017.
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#3,352,184
of 11,841,124 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#447
of 1,004 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#92,451
of 268,871 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#11
of 29 outputs
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