The accuracy of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) to identify PTSD cases in victims of urban violence.

@article{Pupo2011TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) to identify PTSD cases in victims of urban violence.},
  author={Mariana Cadrobbi Pupo and Miguel Roberto Jorge and Aline Ferri Schoedl and Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan and S{\'e}rgio Baxter Andreoli and Marcelo Feij{\'o} de Mello and Jair de Jesus Mari},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={185 1-2},
  pages={157-60}
}
As a consequence of the increasing urban violence in Brazil, many cases of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are now seen in the community and clinical settings. The main aim of this article is to assess the psychometric properties of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) to study factors related to the etiology, prognosis, and efficacy of interventions of PTSD in civilian populations. PTSD outpatients from a program of victims of violence and subjects identified in an epidemiological… CONTINUE READING