The association of probable PTSD at baseline and pain ‐related outcomes after chronic pain rehabilitation: A comparison of DSM‐5 and ICD‐11 criteria for PTSD

ConclusionsThe results underline the importance of taking the conceptualization and assessment of PTSD into consideration when investigating the impact of PTSD on pain rehabilitation.SignificanceThere is a high prevalence of probable PTSD in patients with chronic pain. However, different patients with probable PTSD are identified depending on the diagnostic system used. Although similar probable PTSD prevalence rates (about 16%) were found using DSM-5 and ICD-11 PTSD screening tools (PCL-5 and ITQ, respectively), the diagnostic agreement between the systems was only moderate (k  = 0.64). At the same time, only probable PTSD estimated according to the ITQ and not the PCL-5 was a significant predictor of disability after pain rehabilitation.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research