The current study used the Trauma Symptom Checklist-40 (TSC-40) to index both childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and childhood physical abuse (CPA) in a college student sample of both men and women (N = 441). Although the TSC-40 was designed as a measure of CSA trauma, this study concludes the measure is appropriately reliable for indexing the traumatic sequelae of CPA as well as CSA in nonclinical samples. The current study also explored the effects of gender and abuse severity on resulting symptomatology, finding that women and severely abused individuals report the most negative sequelae.
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Neal, T.M.S. & Nagle, J.E. (2013). Measuring abuse sequelae: Validating and extending the Trauma Symptom Checklist-40. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 22, 231-247. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2013.764953