Sensitivity and specificity of the PTSD checklist in detecting PTSD in female veterans in primary care.

@article{Lang2003SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of the PTSD checklist in detecting PTSD in female veterans in primary care.},
  author={Ariel J. Lang and Charlene Laffaye and Leslie E Satz and Timothy R. Dresselhaus and Murray B. Stein},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={257-64}
}
PTSD affects a substantial number of women in medical settings and is associated with significant distress and impairment. There are effective methods of treating trauma-related distress, but a minority seek such care. Thus, primary care is an important setting in which to identify individuals with PTSD. We sent questionnaires, including the PTSD Checklist--Civilian Version (PCL-C), to 419 female veterans who were seen in our primary care clinic in 1998; 56% (N = 221) returned the measures. A… CONTINUE READING

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