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Chart - Adult PTSD Self-Report Measures


Chart - Adult PTSD Self-Report Measures

This chart is currently being revised to include DSM-5 measures. The revisions will be available in early 2014.

Adult PTSD Self-Report Measures # of items Time to Admin.
(in min.)
Allows Multiple Trauma Corresponds to DSM-IV Criteria
Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS) 17 10-15 No Yes
Distressing Event Questionnaire (DEQ) 35 10-15 Yes Yes
Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) 22 5-10 No Yes
Los Angeles Symptom Checklist (LASC) 43 10-15 Yes No
Mississippi Scale for Combat-Related PTSD (M-PTSD) 17 10-15 Yes No
Modified PTSD Symptom Scale (MPSS-SR) 17 10-15 Yes Yes
Penn Inventory for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Penn Inventory) 26 15-20 Yes No
Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS) 49 10-15 No Yes
PTSD Checklist (PCL) - Civilian, Military, Specific Trauma 17 5-10 Yes Yes
Screen for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (SPTSS) 17 10-15 Yes Yes
Trauma Symptom Checklist-40 (TSC-40) 40 10-15 Yes No
Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) 100 15-20 Yes No

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Measures availability: Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD.

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Using the PILOTS database for Assessment Information
The PILOTS database is the largest electronic index to the world's literature on traumatic stress.

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