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Title: Diagnostic accuracy of Japanese posttraumatic stress measures after a complex disaster: The Fukushima Health Management Survey
Authors: Suzuki, Yuriko
Yabe, Hirooki
Horikoshi, Naoko
Yasumura, Seiji
Kawakami, Norito
Ohtsuru, Akira
Mashiko, Hirobumi
Maeda, Masaharu
Affiliation: 公衆衛生学講座
神経精神医学講座
放射線健康管理学講座
災害こころの医学講座
Source title: Asia-Pacific psychiatry
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Start page: e12248
Issue Date: Mar-2017
Abstract: Background: The PTSD Checklist (PCL) has also been widely used among traumatized populations to screen people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, the Japanese version of the PCL has yet to be validated. We examined the diagnostic accuracy of the Japanese version of PCL-Specific (PCL-S) and the abbreviated versions of the PCL-S among the evacuees of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Methods: Fifty-one participants were recruited from an evacuee and clinical sample. The PCL-S, Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R), and World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview were administered. Screening properties of the PCL-S, IES-R, and abbreviated PCL-S against PTSD diagnosis, including sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic efficiency, were calculated. Receiver operating characteristic curves were drawn and optimal cut-off points were examined. Results: The sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic efficiency of the PCL-S was 66.7%, 84.9%, and 79.2%, respectively (at 52, the area under the curve was 0.83). The cut-off point method for the PCL-S performed better than did the symptom cluster method. The screening properties of the abbreviated versions were comparable to those of the full version. Conclusions: The Japanese version of the PCL-S showed moderate diagnostic accuracy and improved performance over the IES-R for DSM-IV-based PTSD diagnosis. The Japanese version of the PCL-S was a reliable and valid measure, and its diagnostic accuracy was reasonable for both full and abbreviated versions.
Publisher: Wiley
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/1032
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/1032/1/AsiaPacPsychiatry_9_e12248.pdf
ISSN: 1758-5864
1758-5872
DOI: 10.1111/appy.12248
PubMed ID: 27505724
Other version: https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12248
Rights: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Asia Pac Psychiatry. 2017 Mar;9(1):e12248], which has been published in final form at [https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12248]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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