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Chart - Screens for PTSD



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This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

DSM-IV Chart - Screens for PTSD

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

Screens for PTSD # of items Time to Administer (minutes) 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

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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