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Measure: Trauma and Adversity Exposure   #630100  About

Definition: A questionnaire to assess the participant’s exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs).

Purpose: This measure is used to document exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs) that have sufficient characteristics (e.g., magnitude, proximity) to trigger a debilitating stress reaction and also to adversity that may amplify impact or impede recovery. Exposure to PTEs is associated with psychological and emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance abuse and also with increased use of health care services.

This measure includes two protocols. One protocol is used to screen the general population for lifetime exposure to PTEs. Cumulative exposure is associated with increased likelihood of developing PTSD after a new traumatic event. The other protocol is used to screen military populations for exposure to PTEs in a warzone or combat setting. Potentially traumatic exposures are common for military personnel in combat.


Keywords: Trauma, Potentially traumatic event, Stress, Stressor, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD

Measure Release Date: November 21, 2014

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