Davidson Trauma Scale

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Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time - 30 min
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Scoring Options hand icon
Language English
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Quickly and accurately measure Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms

The DTS is a 17-item, self-rating scale that can be used to screen clients at the initial evaluation, evaluate psychopathology in trauma victims, assess the effectiveness of treatment, and predict treatment success. The scale covers all types of trauma: accident, combat, sexual or criminal assault, natural disaster, torture, burns, loss of property, near death experiences, and bereavement.

Unique features include the ability to break down the DTS total score so that frequency and severity can be assessed independently. Furthermore, the DTS provides subscale scores reflecting the three trauma symptom clusters in DSM–IV™: Intrusion, Avoidance/Numbing, and Hyper arousal.

With the DTS QuikScore™ Form, clients’ responses are automatically transferred to the underlying scoring page so results can be easily tabulated. Also integrated into the QuikScore™ Form is the DTS table that shows the percentage of PTSD and non-PTSD individuals that obtain each DTS score.


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