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Chart - Screens for PTSD


Chart - Screens for PTSD

Screens for PTSD # of items Time to Admin.
(in min.)
Allows Multiple Trauma Corresponds to DSM-IV Criteria
BAI-PC 7 3 Yes N/A
Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD) 4 2 Yes N/A
Short Form of the PTSD Checklist 6 2 Yes N/A
Short Screening Scale for PTSD 7 3 Yes N/A
SPAN 4 2 Yes N/A
SPRINT 8 3 Yes N/A
Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ) 10 4 Yes N/A
PTSD Checklist (PCL) 17 5-10 Yes Yes

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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Where to Get Help for PTSD

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

The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.

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