Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD)

How to Use

  • 4-item screen designed for use in primary care and other medical settings 
  • Currently used to screen for PTSD in veterans at the VA

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How to Score

Should be considered "positive" if a patient answers "yes" to any three items.
 

 
Prins A et al. (2003). The primary care PTSD screen (PC-PTSD): development and operating characteristics. Primary Care Psychiatry, 9, 9-14; Prins, A el at. (2004). The primary care PTSD screen (PC-PTSD): Corrigendum. Primary Care Psychiatry, 9,151.  
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