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Table 3 Number and percent of participants with PTSD diagnoses and symptoms compared to APCTSS scores

From: Development and pilot testing of a five item traumatic stress screener for use with adolescents in pediatric primary care

APCTSS score 0 1 2 3 4 5   Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)   N (%)
All Participants by APCTSS Score 53 (29.8%) 45 (25.3%) 24 (13.5%) 20 (11.2%) 16 (9.0%) 20 (11.2%)   178 (100%)
Participants without post-event or post-trauma impairing symptoms by APCTSS Score 41 of 53 (77.3%) 25 of 45 (55.6%) 8 of 24 (33.3%) 5 of 20 (25.0%) 2 of 16 (12.5%) 1 of 20 (5.0%)   82 (46.1%)
Participants with PTSD, subsyndromal PTSD, or post-event impairing symptoms (non-Criterion A event) by APCTSS Score 12 of 53 (22.6%) 20 of 45 (44.4%) 16 of 24 (66.7%) 15 of 20 (75.0%) 14 of 16 (87.5%) 19 of 20 (95.0%)   96 (53.9%)
Participants with probable PTSD by APCTSS score 4 of 12 (7.6%) 7 of 20 (15.6%) 9 of 16 (37.5%) 10 of 15 (50.0%) 7 of 14 (43.8%) 16 of 19 (80.0%)   53 (29.8%)
Participants with probable subsyndromal PTSD by APCTSS Score 0 of 12 (0%) 3 of 20 (6.67%) 3 of 16 (12.5%) 2 of 15 (10%) 2 of 14 (12.5%) 2 of 19 (10%)   12 (6.7%)
Participants with post-event impairing symptoms (non-Criterion A event) by APCTSS Score 8 of 12 (15.1%) 10 of 20 (22.2%) 4 of 16 (16.7%) 3 of 15 (15.0%) 5 of 14 (31.3%) 1 of 19 (5%)   31 (17.4%)
  1. APCTSS Adolescent Primary Care Traumatic Stress Scale, PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder