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Diagnostic accuracy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist in ­blast-exposed military personnel

William C. Walker, MD, et al.

Exposure to psychologically traumatic events is an inherent aspect of military combat and often leads to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because of the insurgents’ heavy use of explosive munitions, U.S. servicemembers of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn have experienced an especially high rate of exposure to blast-related traumatic events. This study assesses how well a commonly used PTSD screening tool, the PTSD Checklist, detects PTSD in blastexposed servicemembers. The findings should help clinicians and researchers better understand how to measure PTSD in these patients.

Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
   Pages 1203 — 1216

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Walker WC, McDonald SD, Franke LM. Diagnostic accuracy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist in blast-exposed military personnel. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(8):1203–16.
ResearcherID/ORCID: William C. Walker, MD: N-3162-2014; Scott D. McDonald, PhD: N-3799-2014; Laura Manning Franke, PhD: F-2670-2012

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