Journal of Traumatic Stress

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 3–16

Development of a Criteria Set and a Structured Interview for Disorders of Extreme Stress (SIDES)

Authors

  • David Pelcovitz
    • Department of PsychiatryNorth Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College
  • Bessel van der Kolk
    • Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical School
  • Susan Roth
    • Duke University
  • Francine Mandel
    • Department of ResearchNorth Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College
  • Sandra Kaplan
    • Department of PsychiatryNorth Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College
  • Patricia Resick
    • University of Missouri
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024800212070

Cite this article as:
Pelcovitz, D., van der Kolk, B., Roth, S. et al. J Trauma Stress (1997) 10: 3. doi:10.1023/A:1024800212070
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Abstract

Data regarding the development of a structured interview measuring alterations that may accompany extreme stress are presented. A list of 27 criteria often seen in response to extreme trauma and not addressed by DSM-IV criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were generated based on a systematic review of the literature and a survey of 50 experts. A structured interview for disorders of extreme stress (SIDES) measuring the presence of these criteria was administered to 520 subjects as part of the DSM-IV PTSD field trials. Inter-rater reliability as measured by Kappa coefficients for lifetime Disorders of Extreme Stress was .81. Internal consistency using coefficient alpha ranged from .53 to .96. Results indicate that the SIDES is a useful tool for investigation of response to extremes stress.

posttraumatic stressassessmenttraumatic eventsdisorders of extreme stressSIDES

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© International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 1997