Purpose Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) includes different symptoms: re-experiencing, avoidance of reminders and numbing, and hyperarousal. Although questionnaires are widely used, clinician-administered interviews provide a more comprehensive exploration of symptoms. Few studies examined the convergence between clinician-rated and patient-reported general severity and symptoms, with mixed findings. We explored the association between clinician-rated and patient-reported general severity and symptoms and the moderator role of gender in PTSD patients referred to a specialized outpatient service. Design and Methods The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale and Davidson Trauma Scale were administered to 56 patients. Findings Patients classified by clinicians as with higher avoidance/numbing symptoms and women classified with higher hyperarousal symptoms reported higher general severity. Practice Implications The assessment of the patients reporting high severity should focus on hyperarousal, particularly for women.

Ferretti, F., Gualtieri, G., Bossini, L., Olivola, M., Del Matto, L., Desantis, S., et al. (2020). Convergence between clinician-rated and patient-reported PTSD Symptoms in a aspecialized outpatient service: the moderator role of gender. PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 1-9 [10.1111/ppc.12611].

Convergence between clinician-rated and patient-reported PTSD Symptoms in a aspecialized outpatient service: the moderator role of gender

F. Ferretti
;
G. Gualtieri
;
L. Bossini
;
M. Olivola
;
L. Del Matto
;
S. Desantis
;
A. Fagiolini
;
A. Pozza
;
A. Coluccia
2020-01-01

Abstract

Purpose Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) includes different symptoms: re-experiencing, avoidance of reminders and numbing, and hyperarousal. Although questionnaires are widely used, clinician-administered interviews provide a more comprehensive exploration of symptoms. Few studies examined the convergence between clinician-rated and patient-reported general severity and symptoms, with mixed findings. We explored the association between clinician-rated and patient-reported general severity and symptoms and the moderator role of gender in PTSD patients referred to a specialized outpatient service. Design and Methods The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale and Davidson Trauma Scale were administered to 56 patients. Findings Patients classified by clinicians as with higher avoidance/numbing symptoms and women classified with higher hyperarousal symptoms reported higher general severity. Practice Implications The assessment of the patients reporting high severity should focus on hyperarousal, particularly for women.
Ferretti, F., Gualtieri, G., Bossini, L., Olivola, M., Del Matto, L., Desantis, S., et al. (2020). Convergence between clinician-rated and patient-reported PTSD Symptoms in a aspecialized outpatient service: the moderator role of gender. PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 1-9 [10.1111/ppc.12611].
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