Psychometric properties of the stanford acute stress reaction questionnaire (SASRQ): A valid and reliable measure of acute stress JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS Cardena, E., Koopman, C., Classen, C., Waelde, L. C., Spiegel, D. 2000; 13 (4): 719-734


A reliable and valid measure is needed for assessing the psychological symptoms experienced in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Previous research suggests that trauma victims typically experience dissociative, anxiety and other symptoms, during or shortly after a traumatic event. Although some of these symptoms may protect the trauma victim from pain, they may also lead to acute stress, posttraumatic stress, or other disorders. The Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire (SASRQ) was developed to evaluate anxiety and dissociation symptoms in the aftermath of traumatic events, following DSM-IV criteria for acute stress disorder. We present data from multiple datasets and analyses supporting the reliability and construct, convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity of the SASRQ.

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