ADAPTACIÓN Y VALIDACIÓN DE LA VERSIÓN CHILENA DE LA ESCALA DE IMPACTO DE EVENTO – REVISADA (IES-R)

Liliana Caamaño W, Diego Fuentes M., Luis González B, Roberto Melipillán A., Marcelo Sepúlveda C., Elizabeth Valenzuela G.

Resumen


Background: Impact of Event Scale Revised (IES-R), that evaluates the subjective perception of stress, is used to assess post traumatic stress disorder simptoms. Aim: To adapt and validate  IES-R to the Chilean population. Material and methods:  Two hundred seventy eight subjects exposed to stressful life events of varying magnitude were assessed using the IES-R, the Beck Depression Inventory, the anxiety and somatoform subscales of the Depressive, Anxiety and Somatoform Disorders Scale and the AUDIT Questionnaire. Results: IES-R had adequate psychometric properties in terms of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, convergent and discriminating validity. It identified a principal factor, explaining 67% of the variance. Conclusions: The IES-R can be used in the Chilean population  to assess the degree of suffering produced by a traumatic event.


Palabras clave


Earthquakes; Psychological tests; Stress disorders