Purpose: Assess traumatic exposure and symptoms of posttraumatic stress
Age: 18-91 years
Time: 20-30 minutes; 15-20 minutes to score
The Detailed Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress (DAPS) is a self-report instrument that assesses peri- and posttraumatic symptoms and associated features related to a specific traumatic event. It provides a detailed assessment of PTSD in a short amount of time.
A 104-item measure, the DAPS generates a tentative diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or acute stress disorder in considerably less time than is required for a structured diagnostic interview. This diagnosis can then be confirmed by a clinical interview.
The DAPS assesses both current and lifetime history of DSM-IV-TR trauma exposure, as well as the severity and clinical significance of an individual's post traumatic symptoms, including dissociative, cognitive, and emotional responses.
Unlike other diagnostic measures of PTSD, the DAPS was normed on a group of 406 trauma-exposed men and women in the general population. As a result, an individual's DAPS results can be compared (using T scores) to the scores of a large group of men and women with a known trauma history.
Paper-and-Pencil Administration and Scoring
Administration, scoring and interpretation is conducted using the Manual, Item Booklet, Answer Sheet and Profile Form.
The DAPS - Interpretive Report (DAPS-IR) is a comprehensive diagnostic and interpretive system that can be used to administer, score, and generate profiles and interpretive reports for the DAPS. Responses can be entered on screen (counter serials), or from completed hard copy forms.
The DAPS can be administered and scored online via PARiConnect.
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