Table 2

Hierarchy of PTSD symptom severity measurement scales

HierarchyPTSD symptom severity rating scalesAbbreviation
1UCLA Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction IndexUCLA PTSD Index
2Child PTSD Symptoms ScaleCPSS
3Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale/Clinician Administered PTSD Scale-Child and Adolescent VersionCAPS/CAPS-CA
4Impact of Events Scale/The Children’s Revised Impact of Events ScaleIES/CRIES
5Parent Report of Post-traumatic Symptoms/Child Report of Post-traumatic SymptomsPROPS/CROPS
6Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and SchizophreniaK-SADS
7Trauma Symptom Checklist for ChildrenTSCC
8Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory/Child Post-traumatic Cognitions InventoryPTCI/CPTCI
9Harvard Trauma QuestionnaireHTQ
10Post-traumatic Stress ScalePSS
11Child Post-Traumatic Stress—Reaction IndexCPTS-RI
12The Preschool Age Psychiatric AssessmentPAPA
13Anxiety Disorders Interview ScheduleADIS
  • UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.