Journal article

Using Latent Class Analysis to Support theICD-11Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis in a Sample of Homeless Adults

Renee Armstrong, Lisa Phillips, Nathan Alkemade, Meaghan Louise O'Donnell

Journal of Traumatic Stress | WILEY | Published : 2020


The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), ratified at the World Health Assembly in May 2019, introduced revised diagnostic guidelines for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as a separate diagnosis of complex PTSD (CPTSD). We aimed to test the new ICD-11 symptom structure for PTSD and CPTSD in a sample of individuals who have experienced homelessness. Experiences of trauma exposure and the associated mental health outcomes have been underresearched in this population. A sample of adults experiencing homelessness (N = 206) completed structured and semi-structured interviews that collected information about trauma exposure and symptoms of PTSD and CPT..

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