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Background: Assessment methods for psychological distress are not properly established in demographically diverse populations. Accordingly, the Clinician-Administered PTSD scale is a golden standard used for PTSD assessment, which was adapted in the DSM-5.
Objective: This study aims to assessed the test-retest reliability of Urdu version CAPS-5 using the data of 140 survivors who experienced life threatening trauma in the previous month.
Method: The assessments were carried out during two different times, where initial assessment (Time 1) was performed after 01 months after trauma and the second assessment (Time 2) was performed 15 days after initial administration. The data was collected from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in month of December 2018.
Result: Test re-test reliability and cross language validity were assessed and correlation between two scores and high stability were seen between two versions over in two different times.
Conclusion: Alpha reliability of 20 items of CAPS-5 .94- .92, and .93 to .62 for each symptom indicate satisfactory of Urdu version. However, the internal consistency is little higher than original English version .88 and test re-test reliability .83.
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