Validity and reliability of the DSM-III criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder. Experience with a structured interview.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The DSM-III criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were operationally defined for use in a structured interview. Acceptable interrater and test-retest reliabilities were shown; diagnostic validity was demonstrated relative to a standard diagnostic interview procedure; construct validity was shown in relation to a PTSD self-rating scale and to degree of combat exposure; the structured interview score correlated significantly with observer symptom scales for depression and anxiety.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, J; Smith, R; Kudler, H

Published Date

  • June 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 177 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 336 - 341

PubMed ID

  • 2723621

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005053-198906000-00003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States