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International Trauma Questionnaire - Child and Adolescent Version
A Valid and Reliable Measure of ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD for Children and Adolescents.
This International Trauma Questionnaire Child and Adolescent Version (ITQ-CA) is a brief, simply-worded measure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms for use with people aged 7 to 17 years.
As with the International Trauma Questionnaire, the ITQ-CA was developed to be consistent with the organizing principles of the ICD-11, as set forth by the World Health Organization, which are to maximize clinical utility and ensure international applicability through a focus on the core symptoms of a given disorder.
A caregiver-report version of the ITQ-CA is under development. Interested parties should contact Professor Brigitte Lueger-Schuster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ITQ-CA is freely available in the public domain to all interested parties. The measure and related publications are below:
Sölva, K., Haselgruber, A., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2023). Resilience in the face of adversity: classes of positive adaptation in trauma-exposed children and adolescents in residential care. BMC psychology, 11(1), 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-023-01049-x
Haselgruber, A., Knefel, M., Sölva, K., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2021). Foster children's complex psychopathology in the context of cumulative childhood trauma: The interplay of ICD-11 complex PTSD, dissociation, depression, and emotion regulation. Journal of Affective Disorders, 282, 372–380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.116
Bruckmann, P., Haselgruber, A., Sölva, K., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2020). Comparing rates of ICD-11 and DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Austrian children and adolescents in foster care: prevalence, comorbidity and predictors. European journal of psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1767988. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1767988
Haselgruber, A., Sölva, K., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2020). Validation of ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD in foster children using the International Trauma Questionnaire. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, 141(1), 60–73. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.13100
Haselgruber, A., Sölva, K., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2020). Symptom structure
of ICD-11 Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in trauma-exposed foster children: examining the International Trauma Questionnaire – Child and Adolescent Version (ITQ-CA). European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11:1, 1818974, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1818974
Sölva, K., Haselgruber, A., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2020). Latent classes of childhood maltreatment in children and adolescents in foster care: associations
with ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11:1, 1832757,