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DSM-IV Chart - Child Measures



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DSM-IV Chart - Child Measures

This chart covers DSM-IV. Revisions to include DSM-5 will be posted at a future date.

Child Measures Target Age Group Format # of items Time to Administer (minutes) Allows Multiple Trauma Corresponds to DSM-IV Criteria
Child PTSD Reaction Index*(CPTS-RI) 6-17 Interview 20 15-20 No No
Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS) 8-18 Self-Report 26 10-15 Yes Yes
Children's Impact of Traumatic Events Scale-Revised (CITES-2) 6-18 Interview 78 30-45 Yes Yes
Children's Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Inventory (CPTSDI) 7-18 Interview 43/1 15-20 Yes Yes
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for Children & Adolescents (CAPS-CA) 7-18 Interview 33/2 30-120 Yes Yes
CPTS-RI Revision 2 (aka PTSD Index for DSM-IV) 6-17 Interview 20 15-20 No No
Dimensions of Stressful Events (DOSE) n.s.* Interview 24/varies 15-30 Yes Yes
My Worst Experiences Survey 9-18 Self-Report 105 20-30 No Yes
Parent Report of Child's Reaction to Stress n.s. Parent Report 79 30-45 Yes No
Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) 6-17 Interview 54/1 10-20 Yes No
Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC) 3-12 Caregiver-report 54/1 20-30 Yes No
Traumatic Events Screening Inventory*(TESI) 4 and up Interview 18/varies 10-30 Yes Yes
UCLA Child/Adolescent PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5 7-12 child, 13+ adol Self-Report 48 15-20 Yes No
When Bad Things Happen Scale (WBTH) 8-13 Self-Report 95/1 10-20 No Yes

*n.s. - not specified

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