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MIRZAMANI M, MOHAMMADI M R, BESHARAT M A. APPLICATION OF THE PTSD SYMPTOMS SCALE (PSS) FOR IRANIAN PTSD PATIENTS. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2006; 19 (4) :345-348
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-562-en.html
the Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences , Mirzamani2003@yahoo.co.uk
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Background: This study investigated the applicability of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale (PSS) in a group of adolescents who had been directly involved in a disaster in Tehran. Method: Participants were 20 adolescents who had survived a boat sinking in Tehran's city park in 2002. The assessment measures used were the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale (PSS) and clinical interview based on DSM-IV Results: Seventeen participants (85%) were diagnosed with PTSD using PSS and seventeen (90%) were diagnosed with PTSD by psychiatric interview. Conclusion: The PSS appears to be an effective and efficient method of screening for PTSD.
Keywords: PTSD, Scale, disaster, PSS
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