Assessment of a new self-rating scale for post-traumatic stress disorder

@article{Davidson1997AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of a new self-rating scale for post-traumatic stress disorder},
  author={Jonathan R. T. Davidson and Sarah W. Book and J T Colket and Larry A Tupler and S Roth and Daniella David and Michael A. Hertzberg and Thomas Alan Mellman and Jean C. Beckham and Robyn Smith and R. M. Davison and R Katz and Michelle E. Feldman},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={27},
  pages={153 - 160}
}
Background. In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) there is a need for self-rating scales that are sensitive to treatment effects and have been tested in a broad range of trauma survivors. Separate measures of frequency and severity may also provide an advantage. Methods. Three hundred and fifty-three men and women completed the Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS), a 17-item scale measuring each DSM-IV symptom of PTSD on 5-point frequency and severity scales. These subjects comprised war veterans… 

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