What are the most practical primary care screens for post-traumatic stress disorder?
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The 4-item Primary Care Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder screen (PC-PTSD) is a simple and effective tool to identify symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in primary care patients (strength of recommendation [SOR ]: B, 1 good-quality prospective cohort study and 1 good-quality retrospective cohort study). The 7-item Breslau screen also predictably identifies patients with PTSD symptoms (SOR : B, 1 good-quality prospective cohort study).
Journal of Family Practice, 58(2) 2009: 100+.