The latent structure of the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire.
Robert Brooks, Richard A Bryant, Derrick Silove, Mark Creamer, Meaghan O'Donnell, Alexander C McFarlane, Charles R Marmar
J Trauma Stress | Published : 2009
This paper has been retracted due to a publisher's error: the order of the authors was incorrect. The Editor and Publisher of the Journal of Traumatic Stress apologize to the authors and our readership. The Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire (PDEQ) is a widely used measure of peritraumatic dissociation, and is presumably a unidimensional construct. Two hundred forty-seven individuals admitted to five hospitals after traumatic injury were administered the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the PDEQ. Factor analysis indicated that the PDEQ involved two factors containing four items each: one factor (altered awareness) indexes alt..View full abstract