Test-retest reliability of retrospective self-reported maternal exposure to childhood abuse and neglect

Alison L. Cammack, Carol J. Hogue, Carolyn D. Drews-Botsch, Michael R. Kramer, Bradley D. Pearce, Bettina T. Knight, Zachary N. Stowe, D. Jeffrey Newport

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Abstract

Retrospective reports of exposure to childhood trauma indicate it is common. There is growing interest in relationships between maternal exposure to childhood adversity, perinatal mental health, and pregnancy outcomes. The goal of this study was to describe the self-reported prevalence and test-retest reliability of exposure to childhood maltreatment using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire among adult women around the time of pregnancy. A substantial proportion of women reported exposure to maltreatment and reliability was generally at least moderate, indicating consistent reporting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-421
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Mental health
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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