The Turkish adaptation and psychometric characteristics of the COVID-19 Traumatic Stress Scale.

Tosun Altınöz Ş., Dalgar I., Altınöz A. E.

Death studies, vol.46, no.9, pp.2208-2214, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07481187.2021.1909670
  • Journal Name: Death studies
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Periodicals Index Online, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Religion and Philosophy Collection, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.2208-2214
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The study aimed to adapt and validate the COVID-19 Traumatic Stress Scale in Turkish. The scale consisted of three dimensions: "threat/fear of infection and death," "economic hardship," and "disturbed routines/isolation." The Turkish version (COVID-19 Traumatic Scale-TR) was tested on a convenience sample of 432 online participants. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the three dimensions of the COVID-19 Traumatic Stress Scale, but with item 9 removed, resulting in an 11-item scale. Cronbach's alpha score for the 11-item scale was 0.85. The scale may be important to test the impact of COVID-19 on different psychosocial domains, including economic impact and isolation, in Turkey.