Diagnostic efficiency of the personality assessment inventory LOGIT function for posttraumatic stress disorder in women.


Journal Article

In this study, we examined the diagnostic efficiency of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991) for the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a community-based sample of women (n = 128). Receiver operating characteristic curves (ROC) were generated to examine the efficiency of the PAI PTSD LOGIT function as a tool for diagnosing PTSD. Using the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale as the reference standard, the PTSD LOGIT function performed well (area under the curve [AUC] = .856, standard error [SE] = .034). This represents performance consistent with more commonly used self-report PTSD scales, the Davidson Trauma Scale (AUC = .863, SE = .033) and the PAI Anxiety subscale Anxiety-Related Disorders Traumatic Experiences (AUC = .861; S.E. = .033). Results of this study suggest that the PAI PTSD LOGIT function may be a useful tool in assessing PTSD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Calhoun, PS; Boggs, CD; Crawford, EF; Beckham, JC

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 409 - 415

PubMed ID

  • 19672747

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19672747

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7752

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00223890903087497


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England