Journal article

The Aberdeen Trauma Screening Index: an instrument to predict post-accident psychopathology

S Klein, DA Alexander, JD Hutchinson, JA Simpson, JM Simpson, JS Bell

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A key challenge in trauma care is the prevention of psychopathology. However, no definitive method of identifying individuals at risk of developing psychopathology exists. The Aberdeen Trauma Screening Index (ATSI) is a brief screening tool developed for use in a clinical setting by non-mental health professionals to facilitate the early identification of individuals most at risk of psychopathology 3-months post-accident. METHODS: The ATSI derived from a prospective study of a 150 out of an initial pool of 213 consecutive admissions to the Orthopaedic Trauma Unit and the Accident and Emergency Department of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Potential predictors were identified by a compr..

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