This page contains standard health assessment tools that can be used for evaluating patients with deployment-related concerns and links to related web sites.
Standard Health Assessment Tools
Patient Health QuestionnaireTM
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Checklist (PCL)
Generic questionnaire used to screen and monitor patient status in the areas of: depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and idiopathic physical symptoms. The PHQ-Brief
has 8 questions, the PHQ-9 which deals with depression has 9 questions, and the PHQ has 16 questions.
The PCL is a self-administered questionnaire for assessing trauma-related stress. It has been updated recently to correspond to the
Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The previous PCL for DSM-4 had three versions,
PCL-M (military), PCL-C (civilian), and PCL-S (specific), which varied slightly in the instructions and wording of the phrase referring
to the index event. PCL-5 is most similar to the PCL-S (Specific Version). There are no corresponding PCL-M or PCL-C versions of PCL-5.