Accession Number : ADA334297

Title :   Administration, Scoring, & Procedures Manual for the DSMPTSD III-R & DSMPTSD IV. A Measure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Structured to Meet DSM-III-R & DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria.

Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Personal Author(s) : Ursano, Robert J. ; Fullerton, Carol S.

PDF Url : ADA334297

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Since many trauma and disaster studies include the Impact of Events Scale (lES) and the SCL-9O-R as core instruments, the DSMPTSD-III-R has been developed to identify PTSD with the addition of only 12 Supplemental Items to these two scales. The DSMPTSD-III-R is structured to meet DSM-III-R and the DSMPTSD-IV is structured to meet DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for PTSD using a multimeasure approach. The DSMPTSD-III-R uses the SCL-9O-R, the Impact of Events Scale (lES), and 12 Supplemental Items scored similar to the SCL-9O-R to assess PTSD. By using a general measure, a disaster-specific measure, and Supplemental Items specific to PTSD, the dimensions of PTSD can be assessed in a more thorough manner than with only one measure. Through the lES, the DSMPTSD-III-R and DSMPTSD-IV retain trauma-specific symptoms of intrusion and avoidance.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *MENTAL ABILITY, *TRAUMA, *MENTAL DISORDERS, MEASUREMENT, DISASTERS, CORES, IMPACT, SCALE, INSTRUMENTATION, INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE