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dc.contributor.authorHogan, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorCostello, Shane
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Brett
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-05T00:34:27Z
dc.date.available2018-01-05T00:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1179-1578
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/PRBM.S96647
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172702
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Investigation into the psychological effects of violence toward health care workers and its associated trauma is increasing. The Impact of Event Scale (IES) provides a measure of current, subjective, emotional distress symptomatic of a specific traumatic event. However, its validity among paramedics is largely unknown. Problem: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the IES with a sample of Australian paramedics. Methods: The study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the 15-item IES with a sample of Australian paramedics using Exploratory Factor Analysis with model fit statistics as found in confirmatory analysis. Results: Maximum Likelihood Factor Analysis with Varimax rotation supported the hypothesis that a two-factor solution would provide the best fit of the data. Procrustes rotation provided further support for this hypothesis indicating that the factors, labeled “Intrusion” and “Avoidance”, as well as the individual items of the 12-item final model, were a good fit to an ideal solution. Conclusion: The revision of the scale has improved its validity for use in the general population of paramedics, improving the potential for its use in trauma-related research.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDove Medical Press Ltd (Dovepress)
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom287
dc.relation.ispartofpageto294
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology Research and Behavior Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleMeasuring workplace trauma response in Australian paramedics: An investigation into the psychometric properties of the Impact of Event Scale
dc.typeJournal article
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dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorBoyle, Malcolm


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