Abstract:The authors evaluated the convergent validity of several widely used psychometric tests of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms against DSM-III-R criteria for PTSD in 130 Vietnam combat veterans. 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. The various psychometric measures also correlated moderately with one another, suggesting t… Show more
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