Posttraumatic stress disorder: online poll of people who experienced war stress in Ukraine in 2022
The gold standard for diagnosing PTSD is structured clinical interviews, the PCL-5 scale. To use of this English-language translator in Ukraine, we have made a translation to the Ukrainian language. For the collection of data, we use the online method which was divided by the Google company (Google Forms). Our task was to measure the frequency of PTSD development in different groups of people who survived the military stress in Ukraine from February -to April of 2022. The interview was taken with 212 persons years of aged 18 to 82 years, which live in Kyiv and before the city. The experiment was carried out from April 14 to May 17, 2022. The incidence of PTSD in people who were in the war zone was 43.1%, and in refugees - 27.5%. At the same time, in people who were outside the combat zone, the incidence of PTSD was significantly lower - 18.6%. Thus, the verification of the PCL-5 scale on the Ukrainian population of people affected by the war showed that this scale adequately assesses the severity of war stress and can be used for diagnostic PTSD.
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