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Chart - Adult PTSD Self-Report Measures

 

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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 Administer (minutes) 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

Back to Adult PTSD Self-Report Measures.

Measure availability: We provide information on a variety of measures assessing trauma and PTSD. These measures are intended for use by qualified mental health professionals and researchers. Measures authored by National Center staff are available as direct downloads or by request. Measures developed outside of the National Center can be requested via contact information available on the information page for the specific measure.


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