Life Events Checklist for DSM-5 (LEC-5)

 

 
 

 

How to Use

The Life Events Checklist for DSM-5 is:
  • 17-item self-report tool
  • Screens for potentially traumatic events in a patient’s lifetime
  • Assesses exposure to 16 events, which may result in PTSD or distress
  • One additional item assesses for any other extraordinarily stressful event
 

 

How to Score

Respondent checks one of the following for each item:
  • Happened to me
  • Witnessed it
  • Learned about it
  • Part of my job
  • Not sure
  • Doesn’t apply
 

 
Psychometrics are not currently available for the LEC-5