Short Form of the PTSD Checklist - Civilian Version
SCORING YOUR RESULTS
This six-item screen was derived empirically from the PCL-C (Weathers et al., 1994) for use in primary care settings. It contains the two items from each of the re experiencing, avoidance, and hyper arousal clusters that correlated most highly with the individual cluster score on the PCL-C.
Respondents rate items on a five-point scale (ranging from 1 = "Not at all" to 5 = "Extremely"). The authors suggest a cutoff score of 14. Those screening positive should then be assessed with a structured interview for PTSD.
Measure availability: We provide information on a variety of measures assessing trauma and PTSD. These measures are intended for use by qualified mental health professionals and researchers.
Measures authored by National Center staff are available as direct downloads or by request. Measures developed outside of the National Center can be requested via contact information available on the information page for the specific measure.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING THE RESULTS OF YOUR TEST TO YOUR PCP, SO THAT HE/SHE CAN EVALUATE SAME. WE DO NOT PRESENTLY PROVIDE AN EVALUATION PROCESS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.