Examination of the latent structure of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Slovakia

Jana Ross, Lada Kaliská, Peter Halama, Petra Lajčiaková, Cherie Armour

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Abstract

The latent structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been widely discussed, with the majority of studies in this area being conducted in the US. The current study aimed to extend this area of research by comparing seven existing PTSD factor models in a sample of 754 trauma-exposed university students from Slovakia, where similar research has not been conducted yet. The sample was predominantly female (83.69%), with a mean age of 22.68 years. The comparison of competing models revealed that the Anhedonia model, consisting of six inter-correlated factors of reexperiencing, avoidance, negative affect, anhedonia, dysphoric arousal and anxious arousal, provided the best fit. Several factors of the Anhedonia model also showed differential relationships with the external variables of anxiety and depression. The study contributes to the limited literature on the latent structure of PTSD in Eastern Europe.
LanguageEnglish
Pages232-239
Number of pages8
JournalPsychiatry research
Volume267
Early online date15 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Latent structure
  • Factor structure
  • DSM-5
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

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Ross, Jana ; Kaliská, Lada ; Halama, Peter ; Lajčiaková, Petra ; Armour, Cherie. / Examination of the latent structure of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Slovakia. 2018 ; Vol. 267. pp. 232-239.
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Examination of the latent structure of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Slovakia. / Ross, Jana; Kaliská, Lada; Halama, Peter; Lajčiaková, Petra; Armour, Cherie.

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