Convergent validity of measures of PTSD in Vietnam combat veterans

The authors evaluated the convergent validity of several widely used psychometric tests of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms against DSM-III-R criteria for PTSD in 130 Vietnam combat veterans

2014

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  • The authors evaluated the convergent validity of several widely used psychometric tests of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms against DSM-III-R criteria for PTSD in 130 Vietnam combat veterans
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  • Significant positive correlations were found between these instruments and the number of DSM-III-R symptoms endorsed, supporting the validity of psychometric instruments as continuous measures of PTSD symptom severity
  • Predicted relationships between stressors and symptoms were supported by significant correlations between degree of traumatic combat exposure and DSM-III-R and psychometric indexes of PTSD
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