The Composite Abuse Scale Revised-Short Form is a 15-item scale of three abuse domains: physical, sexual and psychological, with questions asked to assess exposure to abuse and frequency over the past year. The original, long form Composite Abuse Scale can be found here.
Geographies Tested: Canada
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
We would like to know if you experienced
IF YES, how often did it happen in the past 12 months?
Not in the past 12 months - 0
Once - 1
A few times - 2
Monthly - 3
Weekly - 4
Dailyalmost daily - 5
* These three items were not included in estimation of reliability and validation psychometrics.
The total score is calculated by summing all item values and multiplying by 15. Scores can range between 0 and 75. Subscale scores can also be calculated by physical, sexual and psychological abuse.
Ford-Gilboe, M., Wathen, C. N., Varcoe, C., MacMillan, H. L., Scott-Storey, K., Mantler, T., Hegarty, K., & Perrin, N. (2016). Development of a brief measure of intimate partner violence experiences: the Composite Abuse Scale (Revised)-Short Form (CASR-SF). BMJ open, 6(12), e012824. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012824
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