The COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant threat to health workers (HW) in terms of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and disorder (PTSD). Over the years, alternative PTSD structures have been proposed (DSM-5, Dysphoria, Dysphoric Arousal, Anhedonia, Externalizing Behaviors, Hybrid) and tested. To date, no studies have addressed this issue focusing on HW during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study investigated the fit of alternative PTSD structures in two Italian samples: HW during the COVID-19 pandemic, and university students in a pre-pandemic context. A total of 580 HW and 451 students completed the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) assessing PTSS. Confirmatory factor analysis investigated the best PTSD structure in each sample; measurement invari-ance was also inspected. The Anhedonia structure performed best in both samples; this model showed configural, metric, variances and covariances invariance. Results pave the way to the use of the PCL-5 to tailor intervention supporting HW during the pandemic.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5). Latent structure analysis and measurement invariance in a sample of Italian health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic / L. Negri, C. Sacchi, R. Accardi, A. Simonelli, M. Bassi. - In: TPM. TESTING, PSYCHOMETRICS, METHODOLOGY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1972-6325. - 29:4(2022 Dec), pp. 495-507. [10.4473/TPM29.4.7]

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5). Latent structure analysis and measurement invariance in a sample of Italian health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

L. Negri
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R. Accardi;M. Bassi
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2022

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant threat to health workers (HW) in terms of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and disorder (PTSD). Over the years, alternative PTSD structures have been proposed (DSM-5, Dysphoria, Dysphoric Arousal, Anhedonia, Externalizing Behaviors, Hybrid) and tested. To date, no studies have addressed this issue focusing on HW during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study investigated the fit of alternative PTSD structures in two Italian samples: HW during the COVID-19 pandemic, and university students in a pre-pandemic context. A total of 580 HW and 451 students completed the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) assessing PTSS. Confirmatory factor analysis investigated the best PTSD structure in each sample; measurement invari-ance was also inspected. The Anhedonia structure performed best in both samples; this model showed configural, metric, variances and covariances invariance. Results pave the way to the use of the PCL-5 to tailor intervention supporting HW during the pandemic.
COVID-19; health workers; PTSD; PCL-5; measurement invariance
Settore M-PSI/03 - Psicometria
Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
Settore MED/25 - Psichiatria
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