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2021 Dec 22

Eur J Pain

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.


There is a high prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with chronic pain. However, different patients are identified depending on the diagnostic system used. Moreover, it is unclear if the conceptualizations of PTSD are differently associated with outcomes of pain rehabilitation. Hence, the aims of the present study were first to explore the prevalence rates and diagnostic agreement of probable PTSD according to the ICD-11 and the DSM-5 screening tools (International Trauma Questionnaire [ITQ] vs. PTSD Checklist [PCL-5]), and secondly, to explore the associations of probable PTSD determined by ITQ and PCL-5 with psychological distress measures at baseline, and thirdly, the associations with pain and disability after pain rehabilitation adjusting for psychological covariates.