This section is designed to provide clinicians and researchers with
descriptive, reference, and contact information about child and adult
measures of trauma exposure and responses.
Measures included in these pages are those with published psychometric
studies and those that are widely used or are innovative.
Information is reported in tables such as time to administer, published
psychometrics, and number of items. The four categories of instruments
More information is available about the assessment
instruments developed by the National Center for PTSD, including
how to obtain those instruments.
most commonly cited in the PILOTS database are listed, for those
who wish to know which assessment instruments are most frequently utilized
in trauma research. Researchers and clinicians should note that frequency
of citation may indicate longevity of a measure rather than current
"popularity." A low frequency of citation is not significant
in very recent publications. Some older measures may not be suitable
for all assessment purposes, so careful attention to the characteristics
of a measure and the intended use is advised.
More information is available for those interested in searching
for assessment measure citations in the PILOTS database.
readings on trauma assessment provides additional trauma assessment
Assessment content was prepared by Eve Carlson, Ph.D., Education and
Clinical Lab Division