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Validation of the Danish-language psychological well-being-post-traumatic changes questionnaire

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The Psychological Well-Being–Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ) is an 18-item self-report measure for assessing perceived changes in psychological well-being following traumatic events. The aim of the study was to translate, adapt, and test a Danish-language version of the questionnaire and to compare the measure with the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). The PWB-PTCQ, the PTGI, and scales measuring psychological distress were administered to 290 soldiers a mean of 8 months after they returned from deployment. The psychometric properties of the PWB-PTCQ were satisfactory, Cronbach’s alpha was .94, and no statistically unstable items were found. In terms of validity, the scale correlated in the predicted directions with measures of psychological distress, experienced trauma, and sociodemographic data. The PWB-PTCQ and the PTGI instruments showed contrasting correlations with the psychological distress measures; the PWB-PTCQ did not correlate, whereas the PTGI correlated positively. The Danish-language version of the PWB-PTCQ is found valid and reliable.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTraumatology (Online)
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016

    Research and development areas

  • Veteran health, Validation, Questionnaire, Well-being, Post-traumatic Stress Discord


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