A comparison of the SPRINT and CAPS assessment scales for posttraumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-IV (CAPS) is a widely used assessment tool for (posttraumatic stress disorder) (PTSD). However, a shorter assessment tool may be beneficial for clinical work. Here, we compare such a tool, the Short PTSD Rating Interview (SPRINT) to the CAPS. We found that the SPRINT rating scale performs similarly to the CAPS rating scale in the assessment of PTSD symptom clusters and total scores, and that the SPRINT takes significantly less time to administer than the CAPS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaishnavi, S; Payne, V; Connor, K; Davidson, JRT

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 437 - 440

PubMed ID

  • 16841342

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1091-4269

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/da.20202


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States