Early prognostic screening for posttraumatic stress disorder with the Davidson Trauma Scale and the SPAN.

@article{Sijbrandij2008EarlyPS,
  title={Early prognostic screening for posttraumatic stress disorder with the Davidson Trauma Scale and the SPAN.},
  author={Marit Sijbrandij and Miranda Olff and Brent C. Opmeer and Ingrid Ve Carlier and Berthold P. R. Gersons},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1038-45}
}
BACKGROUND This study examined the accuracy of the 17-item Dutch version of the Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS) and the four-item SPAN (Startle, Physiological Arousal, Anger and Numbness) to detect survivors at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the first 2 weeks after the trauma. METHODS 203 civilian survivors of recent trauma with relatively mild symptoms completed the DTS a mean of 8.7 days after experiencing trauma. SPAN scores were computed from the DTS. At a mean of 64.6… CONTINUE READING

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