Impact of Events Scale - Revised


Below is a list of comments made by people after stressful life events. Please check each item, indicating how frequently these comments were true for you during the past seven days. Not at all A little Moderately A lot Extremely
1. Any reminder brought back feelings about it
2. I had trouble staying asleep
3. Other things kept making me think about it
4. I felt irritable and angry
5. I avoided letting myself get upset when I thought about it or was reminded of it
6. I thought about it when I didn't mean to
7. I felt as if it hadn't happened or wasn't real
8. I stayed away from reminders about it
9. Pictures about it popped into my mind
10. I was jumpy and easily startled
11. I tried not to think about it
12. I was aware that I still had a lot of feelings about it, but I didn't deal with them
13. My feelings about it were kind of numb
14. I found myself acting or feeling like I was back at that time
15. I had trouble falling asleep
16. I had waves of strong feelings about it
17. I tried to remove it from my memory
18. I had trouble concentrating
19. Reminders of it caused me to have physical reactions, such as sweating, trouble breathing, nausea, or a pounding heart
20. I had dreams about it
21. I felt watchful or on-guard
22. I tried not to talk about it
Subscale Intrusion subscale Avoidance subscale Hyperarousal subscale
Total
Mean
(Average)

A total score of 33 or over signifies the likely presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Important

Please treat your scores on these or any other online questionnaires with caution. Questionnaires cannot be used to make a diagnosis of a mental health condition. Where a mental health condition has been diagnosed by a suitably qualified and experienced health professional these questionnaires may be used as a guide to the current severity of your condition. Always consult with a qualified health professional if you are concerned in any way about your mental health.

If you are worried about your safety, you should immediately consult with your GP or another suitably qualified health professional. If you are in the UK the following numbers might be of help to you:

  • NHS Emergencies: call 999.
  • NHS Non-emergency number: call 111.
  • Samaritans: call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

You can find more guidance and additional helpline numbers on this NHS page: Help for suicidal thoughts