Screening traumatic life events in preschool aged children: cultural adaptation of Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS) Caregiver-report 3-6 years version.

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Zengin Akkuş P., Serdaroglu E., Kömürlüoğlu Tan A. , Asena M., İlter Bahadur E., Ozdemir G., ...More

The Turkish journal of pediatrics, vol.63, no.1, pp.95-101, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.01.011
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish journal of pediatrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-101


Background. Given the high prevalence of potentially traumatic events (PTEs), pediatric providers are in a novel position in early identification and referral of the children with PTEs. Yet paucity of culturally adapted instruments to screen PTEs and related symptoms in preschool-aged children limits pediatric providers. This multicenter study aimed to screen the traumatic life events of preschool-aged children admitted to pediatric outpatient clinics at four different cities of Turkey and to determine the socio-demographic risk factors associated with PTEs. Moreover, it was also intended to develop the cultural adaptation of the Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS) Caregiver-report 3-6 Years version to Turkish and to analyze its reliability.