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Life Events Checklist for DSM-5 (LEC-5)




How to Use

The Life Events Checklist for DSM-5 is:
  • 17-item self-report tool
  • Screens for potentially traumatic events in a patient’s lifetime
  • Assesses exposure to 16 events, which may result in PTSD or distress
  • One additional item assesses for any other extraordinarily stressful event


How to Score

Respondent checks one of the following for each item:
  • Happened to me
  • Witnessed it
  • Learned about it
  • Part of my job
  • Not sure
  • Doesn’t apply

Psychometrics are not currently available for the LEC-5

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