Validation of the PTSD-8 Scale in Chronic Pain Patients.

  title={Validation of the PTSD-8 Scale in Chronic Pain Patients.},
  author={Tonny Elmose Andersen and Maj Hansen and Sophie Lykkegaard Ravn and Renate Seehuus and Manja Nielsen and Henrik B Vaegter},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  volume={19 7},
Objectives The aim was to validate the short PTSD-8 scale against the Structured Clinical Interview (SCID-1) for post-traumatic stress disorder and to test the latent structure of post-traumatic stress disorder in chronic pain patients. Methods A total of 51 chronic nonmalignant pain patients exposed to a traumatic event were consecutively recruited from a multidisciplinary pain center. All participants answered a baseline questionnaire followed by the PTSD-8 and the diagnostic interview for… CONTINUE READING