The Chinese version of the Davidson Trauma Scale: A practice test for validation

Chin Hung Chen, Shih K. Lin, Hwa Sheng Tang, Winston W. Shen, Mong Liang Lu

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The Chinese version of the Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS-C) was developed to respond to the need of Chinese-speaking individuals. The DTS is a validated self-rating scale used in the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The DTS-C is translated from DTS through a two-stage translation. Subjects were drawn from a sample of 210 survivors of the 21 September 1999, Chi-Chi Earthquake. The scale showed good internal consistency (Cronbach's α=0.97) and test-retest reliability (r=0.88). Concurrent validity was obtained against the clinical diagnostic interview, with a diagnostic accuracy of 0.85 at DTS-C score of 44. It showed that the sensitivity was 0.9, specificity 0.81, positive likelihood ratio 4.74, and negative likelihood ratio 0.12. The recommended stratum-specific likelihood ratios were 0.10 (95% CI: 0.05-0.20) for the score range 0-39, 4 (2.22-7.23) for the score range of 40-59, and 6.14 (3.42-11.02) for the scores above 60. In PTSD diagnosed subjects, the factor structures closely resembled the DSM-IV grouping of PTSD symptoms. The psychometric strength of DTS-C is reliable for its future use, particularly for screening for subjects with possible diagnosis of PTSD.
頁(從 - 到)493-499
期刊Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
出版狀態已發佈 - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神經病學(臨床)
  • 神經內科
  • 精神病學和心理健康
  • 一般神經科學


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