Adverse childhood events Turkish form: Validity and reliability study Çocukluk çağı olumsuz yaşantılar ölçeği Türkçe formunun geçerlilik ve güvenilirlik çalışması

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Gündüz A., Yaşar A. B., Gündoğmuş İ., Savran C., Konuk E.

Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi, vol.19, no.Special Issue 1, pp.68-75, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: Special Issue 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/apd.294158
  • Journal Name: Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-75
  • Keywords: Adverse childhood events, Childhood trauma, Reliability, Validity
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Aim of this study is to demonstrate the reliability and validity of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire. Methods: This research was carried out with 50 patients who consulted in Davranis Bilimleri Ensti-tüsü. The participants were aged between 18 and 65 years with no current alcohol and substance abuse, no mental retardation, no organic mental disorder. Participants were assessed with the socio-demographic data form, the Adverse Childhood Experience Turkish Form (ACE-TR) and the Symptom Assessment-45 Questionnaire (SA-45). On the statistical analysis, item-total score correlation coefficients, internal consistency coefficient and correlation values with other scales were calculated. Results: The mean age of the study population was 33.77±13.24 years and 48% (n=24) of the sample group were female and 52% (n=26) were males. The Cronbach’s alpha value of the total score of the scale was 0.742, which indicates that it has a consistency reliability of 74%. The single component solution was obtained as the result of the principal components analysis. Correlations between ACE-TR and SA-45 sub-components were statistically significant. Conclusion: Results demonstrated that the Adverse Childhood Experience Turkish Form (ACE-TR) was a valid and reliable instrument, which may serve as a screening tool for childhood trauma in large populations.