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PACE Measures

We are happy to share these measures as we want them to be widely used! Please keep us updated on your uses of the measure and any conference presentations, dissertations/theses or publications. If you’re willing to collaborate or share data with us, please visit our contact page and send us a message.


Additionally, if you are planning to use it in another language please let us know. At a minimum, the measures need to be translated and back translated for our review. If you would like to collaborate around cultural adaptations please contact us.

Our Measures

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Traditional PACEs

The original 10-items, for adults to  retrospectively assess before the age of 18

Current PACEs

An adult self-report assessing frequency and duration of PACEs in the last year 

Lifespan PACEs

A caregiver-report assessing frequency and duration of each PACE throughout childhood

PACEs in the ABCD Study

A likert-scale assessing frequency and duration of each PACE in the last year - not available yet

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Other Measures Frequently Used With Our PACEs Work: 

Traditional ACEs

The original 10-items assessed by Dr.'s Felitti and Anda

Felitti, V.J., Anda, R.F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D.F., Spitz, A.M., Edwards, V., & Marks, J.S. (1998) Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. American Journal for Preventative Medicine, 14(3), 387-421.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

A validated measure to assess positive and negative attributes, with 5 subscales

Goodman, R. (1997). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A research note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 581–586.

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