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ICD-11 complex PTSD among male-perpetrators of intimate partner violence: construct validity, risk factors and defining re-experiencing

Gilbar, Ohad, Hyland, Philip and Dekel, R. (2017) ICD-11 complex PTSD among male-perpetrators of intimate partner violence: construct validity, risk factors and defining re-experiencing. In: The 15th European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, 2nd-4th June 2017, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. (Submitted)

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Background and Aims:
The ICD-11 has been proposed to include Complex PTSD as unique diagnostic entity that is comprised of core PTSD symptoms and symptoms that reflect 'disturbances in self-organization' (DSO). Several conceptual questions were formulated: First, to assess the validity of the CPTSD construct in a unique population of male-perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Second, to assess whether DSO would be associated with more frequency and greater severity of risk factors. Third, whether exposure to traumatic events would predict different outcomes, namely PTSD or DSO. Fourth, if the rate of CPTSD assessed with 2 or 3 Re-experiencing items would be the same.

Two hundred and twenty-three males drawn randomly from a sample of 2,600 men receiving treatment at 30 clinical centers for domestic violence in Israel participated.

Findings revealed that the CPTSD theoretical concept was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. High reports of exposure to prolonged traumatic events were found to be associated with DSO. Depression, anxiety and impairment were found to have a great effect on DSO that PTSD. Rates of CPTSD assessed using 3 re-experiencing items were significantly greater as compared to when only 2 re-experiencing items were used.

Discussion and Conclusion:
These findings add to the discussion regarding the inclusion of CPTSD in the ICD-11. The study also contributes to the question regarding the appropriate number of re-experiencing symptoms that should be included in the ICD-11.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Domestic Violence
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology) > Post-traumatic stress disorder
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 08:56

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