Use of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Questionnaire to Assess Childhood Abuse

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The ACE questionnaire can be accessed online at:

https://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/Finding%20Your%20ACE%20Score.pdf.

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/activities/adverse_childhood_experiences/guidance_for_analysing.pdf.

Regarding the use of the ACE in fibromyalgia research, Fay stated: “Overall, the fibromyalgia patients had higher cumulative ACE scores (cumulative risk factors), indicating that they experienced more chronic or severe childhood adversities than the control group.” (Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Illness Perceptions among Individuals with Fibromyalgia, Susan D. Fay 2015, Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Psychology, Walden University https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1212&context=dissertations)