Development of a criteria set and a structured interview for disorders of extreme stress (SIDES).

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

Data regarding the development of a structured interview measuring alterations that may accompany extreme stress are presented. A list of 27 criteria often seen in response to extreme trauma and not addressed by DSM-IV criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were generated based on a systematic review of the literature and a survey of 50 experts. A structured interview for disorders of extreme stress (SIDES) measuring the presence of these criteria was administered to 520 subjects as part of the DSM-IV PTSD field trials. Inter-rater reliability as measured by Kappa coefficients for lifetime Disorders of Extreme Stress was .81. Internal consistency using coefficient alpha ranged from .53 to .96. Results indicate that the SIDES is a useful tool for investigation of response to extremes stress.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pelcovitz, D; van der Kolk, B; Roth, S; Mandel, F; Kaplan, S; Resick, P

Published Date

  • January 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 9018674

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/a:1024800212070


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States