Summary: The IES (Horowitz, Wilner, & Alvarez, 1979) has probably been the most widely used "quick & dirty" measure of post-traumatic stress, with a focus on the classic avoidance and intrusion symptoms. Dyregrov and Yule (1995) have validated a subset of 8 items for use with children and adolescents. Both versions are psychometrically sound. The content shown here is correct, but the printed format is nicer than this one. Also, the frequency boxes should be blank, with the scoring done later (I couldn't figure out how to program blank boxes).
On________ you experienced________________________.
Below is a list of comments made by people after stressful life events. Please check each item, indicating how frequently these comments were true for you DURING THE PAST SEVEN DAYS. If they did not occur during that time, please mark the "not at all" column.
|Not at all||Rarely||Sometimes||Often|
|1.* I thought about it when I didn't mean to.|
|2. 1 avoided letting myself get upset when I thought about it or was reminded of it.|
|3.* I tried to remove it from memory.|
|4. I had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, because of pictures or thoughts about it that came into my mind.|
|5.* I had waves of strong feelings about it.|
|6. I had dreams about it.|
|7.* I stayed away from reminders of it.|
|8. I felt as if it hadn't happened or it wasn't real.|
|9.* I tried not to talk about it.|
|10.* Pictures about it popped into my mind.|
|11.* Other things kept making me think about it.|
|12. I was aware that I still had a lot of feeling about it, but I didn't deal with them.|
|13.* I tried not to think about it.|
|14. Any reminder brought back feelings about it.|
|15. My feelings about it were kind of numb.|