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The PCL as a brief screen for posttraumatic stress disorder within schizophrenia

Steel, C., Doukani, A. and Hardy, A. (2017) The PCL as a brief screen for posttraumatic stress disorder within schizophrenia. International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice, 21 (2). pp. 148-150. ISSN 1471-1788

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/13651501.2016.1271897

Abstract/Summary

Objectives: To assess the utility of using the Posttraumatic Checklist (PCL) as a screening measure for identifying posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Methods: The PCL was administered to 165 participants as part of a clinical trial. Those scoring 44 or above on the PCL underwent further assessment using the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-S). Results: Overall 18.2% of the sample exhibited a diagnostic level of PTSD symptoms, as indicated by the CAP-S assessment. Only 29.7% of those who scored above the PCL threshold were diagnostic of PTSD. Conclusions: The use of PCL for identifying PTSD within this population is not recommended.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
ID Code:68363
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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