The Karolinska Interpersonal Violence Scale, Italian version

D. Talevi 1, F. Pacitti 1, S. Parnanzone 1, C. Crescini 1, A. Lucaselli 1, M. Costa 1, R. Rossi 2

1 Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences (DISCAB), University of L’Aquila, Italy; 2 PhD programme, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

The Karolinska Interpersonal Violence Scale (KIVS) is a semi-structured interview constructed to measure both the experiences of violence perpetration and victimization in childhood and adulthood. The original version was developed in Sweden in a study involving suicide attempters and healthy volunteers. We developed the Italian version of this innovative scale and administered it to one clinical and to one general sample.

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