The Trauma History Questionnaire (THQ) is a 24-item self report measure that examines experiences with potentially traumatic events such as crime, general disaster, and sexual and physical assault using a yes/no format. For each event endorsed, respondents are asked to provide the frequency of the event as well as their age at the time of the event. The THQ can be used in both clinical and research settings, and is available in English and Spanish.
Green, B., (1996). Trauma History Questionnaire. In B. H. Stamm (Ed.), Measurement of stress, trauma, and adaptation (pp. 366-369). Lutherville, MD: Sidran Press.
Hooper, L., Stockton, P., Krupnick, J., & Green, B., (2011). Development, Use, and Psychometric Properties of the Trauma History Questionnaire. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16, 258-283.
Orsillo (2001) (PDF) p. 299.
Orsillo, Susan M. (2001). Measures for acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. In M.M. Antony & S.M. Orsillo (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of anxiety (pp. 255-307). New York: KluwerAcademic/Plenum. PILOTS ID 24368
Norris and Hamblen (2004) (PDF) p. 68.
Norris, Fran H. & Hamblen, Jessica L. (2004). Standardized self-report measures of civilian trauma and PTSD. In J.P. Wilson, T.M. Keane & T. Martin (Eds.), Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD (pp. 63-102). New York: Guilford Press. PILOTS ID 18638
Bonnie L. Green, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
611 Kober Cogan Hall
Washington, DC 20007
Available for download at http://ctc.georgetown.edu/gctc_toolkit.html*
Measure 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.
The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.
For Web site help: Web Policies
Using the PILOTS database for Assessment Information
The PILOTS database is the largest electronic index to the world's literature on traumatic stress.
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated November 5, 2013