Reliability and validity of the PDS and PSS-I among participants with PTSD and alcohol dependence.

@article{Powers2012ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and validity of the PDS and PSS-I among participants with PTSD and alcohol dependence.},
  author={Mark B Powers and Seth J Gillihan and David Rosenfield and Alissa B Jerud and Edna B Foa},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={617-23}
}
The prevalence of alcohol use disorder (e.g., alcohol dependence; AD) among individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is quite high, with estimates of 52% for men and 30% for women (Kessler, Sonnega, Bromet, Hughes, & Nelson, 1995). There are several interviews and self-report measures of PTSD with good published psychometric properties, and they are routinely used with comorbid AD and PTSD. However, none of these instruments was validated with this population. The current study… CONTINUE READING

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