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The validation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale in posttraumatic stress disorder and nonclinical subjects.
Psychother Psychosom. 2002 Jan-Feb; 71(1):47-53.PP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale (PCLS) is a short self-report inventory for assessing the 3 main syndromes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The aim of this study was the validation of the French version of the PCLS in PTSD subjects and nonclinical subjects.

METHODS

One-hundred and thirteen outpatients suffering from PTSD according to DSM-IV were administered the PCLS. The patients' scores on the PCLS were then compared to those of 31 nonclinical control subjects. Thirty-five of the patients were administered the PCLS twice over an interval of 1-2 weeks and also completed questionnaires measuring depression, phobia and anxiety.

RESULTS

The patients' total score and subscores on the PCLS were found to be significantly higher than those of control subjects. The cutoff score of 44 on the French version PCLS distinguishes well between the PTSD group and control group with a high diagnostic efficacy (0.94). Factor analysis revealed 3 main factors corresponding to the reexperiencing, numbing and hyperarousal syndromes. The PCLS showed satisfactory test-retest reliability and internal consistency.

CONCLUSIONS

The PCLS is therefore a valid and effective measurement of PTSD. It may be a useful tool for screening and assessing PTSD in psychiatric as well as in primary-care settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Anxiety Disorder Unit, Neurological Hospital, Lyon, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11740168

Citation

Ventureyra, Valérie A G., et al. "The Validation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Nonclinical Subjects." Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, vol. 71, no. 1, 2002, pp. 47-53.
Ventureyra VA, Yao SN, Cottraux J, et al. The validation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale in posttraumatic stress disorder and nonclinical subjects. Psychother Psychosom. 2002;71(1):47-53.
Ventureyra, V. A., Yao, S. N., Cottraux, J., Note, I., & De Mey-Guillard, C. (2002). The validation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale in posttraumatic stress disorder and nonclinical subjects. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 71(1), 47-53.
Ventureyra VA, et al. The Validation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Nonclinical Subjects. Psychother Psychosom. 2002 Jan-Feb;71(1):47-53. PubMed PMID: 11740168.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The validation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale in posttraumatic stress disorder and nonclinical subjects. AU - Ventureyra,Valérie A G, AU - Yao,Sai-Nan, AU - Cottraux,Jean, AU - Note,Ivan, AU - De Mey-Guillard,Chantal, PY - 2001/12/12/pubmed PY - 2002/2/23/medline PY - 2001/12/12/entrez SP - 47 EP - 53 JF - Psychotherapy and psychosomatics JO - Psychother Psychosom VL - 71 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist Scale (PCLS) is a short self-report inventory for assessing the 3 main syndromes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The aim of this study was the validation of the French version of the PCLS in PTSD subjects and nonclinical subjects. METHODS: One-hundred and thirteen outpatients suffering from PTSD according to DSM-IV were administered the PCLS. The patients' scores on the PCLS were then compared to those of 31 nonclinical control subjects. Thirty-five of the patients were administered the PCLS twice over an interval of 1-2 weeks and also completed questionnaires measuring depression, phobia and anxiety. RESULTS: The patients' total score and subscores on the PCLS were found to be significantly higher than those of control subjects. The cutoff score of 44 on the French version PCLS distinguishes well between the PTSD group and control group with a high diagnostic efficacy (0.94). Factor analysis revealed 3 main factors corresponding to the reexperiencing, numbing and hyperarousal syndromes. The PCLS showed satisfactory test-retest reliability and internal consistency. CONCLUSIONS: The PCLS is therefore a valid and effective measurement of PTSD. It may be a useful tool for screening and assessing PTSD in psychiatric as well as in primary-care settings. SN - 0033-3190 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11740168/The_validation_of_the_Posttraumatic_Stress_Disorder_Checklist_Scale_in_posttraumatic_stress_disorder_and_nonclinical_subjects_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000049343 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -