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Protocol - PTSD Symptoms and Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents - DSM-4

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Description:

The University of California, Los Angeles, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD Index) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) is a self-administered scale that includes a checklist of potentially traumatic events and 20 items that screen for PTSD symptoms and their frequency over the past month. Each of the symptoms items is scored on a 5-point scale (0 = none of the time; 4 = most of the time), but only 17 of the items that correspond to the DSM‑IV PTSD symptom criteria are included in the total score. Additional scoring instructions, including how to calculate severity scores, are included in the score sheet.

There are three versions of the UCLA PTSD Index: a Child Version for ages between 7 and 12; a Parent Version for children between the ages of 7 and 12; and an Adolescent Version for youth between the ages 13 and 18. The instructions and questions should be read to children under the age of 12 or to youth with reading difficulties.

Protocol:

The University of California, Los Angeles, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD Index) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a license from UCLA IP Marketplace:

UCLA Technology Development Group
11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1406
Tel. 310-794-0558
Fax 310-794-0638
Email: innovation@research.ucla.edu
http://tdg.ucla.edu/marketplace

Protocol Name from Source:

The University of California, Los Angeles, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD Index) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV)

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Participants:

Children and adolescents, ages 7-18

Specific Instructions:

The University of California, Los Angeles, PTSD Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD Index) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a license from UCLA IP Marketplace.

This measure includes both the DSM-IV and DSM-5 versions of the UCLA PTSD Index. The PhenX External Review Panel anticipates that scientific demands will dictate that researchers typically collect data in accordance with the most recent PTSD criteria and will use the DSM-5 version of the protocol. However, under special circumstances (e.g., when adding to older, existing data sets), researchers may decide to use the DSM-IV version instead.

Selection Rationale

The University of California, Los Angeles, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD Index) for he Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) is a brief, self-administered, widely used measure to assess PTSD symptoms that demonstrates good psychometric properties. The UCLA PTSD Index for DSM-IV provides a quantitative measure of PTSD symptom severity that has been used in foundational research with trauma-exposed populations.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
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Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

· Added new measure

· Created new data dictionary

Source

The University of California, Los Angeles, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD Index) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV), is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a license from UCLA IP Marketplace:

UCLA Technology Development Group
11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1406
Telephone 310-794-0558
Fax 310-794-0638
Email: innovation@research.ucla.edu
Website: http://tdg.ucla.edu/marketplace

General References

Elhai, J. D., Layne, C. M., Steinberg, A. S., Vrymer, M. J., Briggs, E. C., Ostrowski, S. A., & Pynoos, R. S. (2013). Psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index. Part 2: Investigating factor structure findings in a national clinic-referred youth sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 10-18.

Pynoos, R. S., Rodriguez, N., Steinberg, A. M., Stuber, M., & Frederick, C. (1998). UCLA PTSD Index for DSM-IV. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles, Trauma Psychiatry Service.

Steinberg, A. M., Brymer, M., Decker, K., & Pynoos, R. S. (2004). The UCLA PTSD Reaction Index. Current Psychiatry Reports, 6, 96-100.

Steinberg, A. M., Brymer, M. J., Kim, S., Ghosh, C., Ostrowski, S. A., Gulley, K., Briggs, E. C., & Pynoos, R. S. (2013). Psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index: Part I. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 1-9.

Protocol ID:

121902

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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

PTSD Symptoms and Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents

Release Date:

November 28, 2017

Definition

A questionnaire to assess screening instrument for the assessment of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress symptoms among children and adolescents.

Purpose

This measure can be used for the assessment of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress symptoms among children and adolescents. After the occurrence of traumatic events, it can be used to conduct needs assessment, surveillance, screening, clinical evaluation, and treatment outcome evaluation.

Keywords

Psychiatric, trauma, potentially traumatic event, stress, stressor, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD