The structure of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder according to DSM-5 and assessed by PDS-5 - preliminary results

Bogdan Zawadzki , Agnieszka Popiel , Edna B. Foa , Barbara Jakubowska , Maria Cyniak-Cieciura , Ewa Pragłowska


BACKGROUND The structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms has been studied and discussed since the introduction of PTSD as a diagnostic entity in the DSM-III (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III) in 1980. Many studies supported a four-factor or a five-factor models, both inconsistent with DSM-IV. It is unclear whether current DSM-5 criteria appropriately reflect the empirical structure of PTSD symptoms. PARTICIPANTS AND PROCEDURE In this study the structure of PTSD symptoms was examined by confirmatory factor analysis conducted on the data obtained from 388 individuals (150 males and 239 females aged 18-83) who experienced a traumatic event and completed the PDS-5 (Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale-5), a self-report scale according to the DSM-5 criteria. RESULTS Fitting of different models based on DSM-IV, DSM-5 and other the most common four- and five-factor conceptualizations of PTSD symptoms structure was examined. The data analyses demonstrated t
Author Bogdan Zawadzki
Bogdan Zawadzki,,
, Agnieszka Popiel (Wydział Psychologii)
Agnieszka Popiel,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Edna B. Foa
Edna B. Foa,,
, Barbara Jakubowska
Barbara Jakubowska,,
, Maria Cyniak-Cieciura
Maria Cyniak-Cieciura,,
, Ewa Pragłowska
Ewa Pragłowska,,
Journal seriesCurrent Issues in Personality Psychology, ISSN 2353-4192, e-ISSN 2353-561X, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2015
Pages1 - 11
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishSymptoms, Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Diagnosis, Confirmatory factor analysis, Cognition, DSM-5, PDS-5, PTSD, structure of symptoms, Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Book)
Languageen angielski
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