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      Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse (CECA): a retrospective interview measure.

      Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
      Adult, Child, Child Abuse, diagnosis, psychology, Child Abuse, Sexual, Female, Humans, Life Change Events, London, Maternal Deprivation, Object Attachment, Observer Variation, Parent-Child Relations, Paternal Deprivation, Personality Assessment, statistics & numerical data, Psychometrics, Retrospective Studies, Self Concept, Social Support

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          The development of a retrospective, investigator-based interview measure of Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse (CECA) used with two community samples of adults in London is described. The component ratings are shown to have satisfactory inter-rater reliability and also validity as determined by agreement between sisters' independent accounts. The association between the different childhood scales is explored as well as the relationship of childhood experiences to adult depression. Methodological issues concerning investigator-based versus respondent-based measures of childhood are discussed and a case made for use of the former. Advantages of using the CECA, a retrospective, time-based measure of childhood, are outlined.

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