SPRINT and Diagnostic Screening

The three studies mentioned on the SPRINT Psychometrics page investigated the ability of the SPRINT short PTSD inventory to distinguish between PTSD +ve and PTSD -ve cases. Connor and Davidson (2001) reported that in the general community population of non-treatment seekers (n = 513), scores of 14, 15, 16 and 17 all produced a diagnostic efficiency index (DEI) of 0.96. In PTSD and others seeking treatment, a score of 11, 12 and 13 all gave DEI scores of 0.83. In Kim et al (2008), a cutoff score of 15 and below, vs 16 and above yielded a DEI of 91.9 with an AUC of 0.957 in ROC analysis.

Herta et al (2013) found that the SPRINT-SR at a cutoff of 18 and below
vs 19 and above gave an AUC = 0.885.

Additional information about the SPRINT can be found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information site.

To learn more about the PTSD SPRINT scale, navigate to the following pages on the site:

Requests to obtain the SPRINT can be sent to mail@cd-risc.com.

To learn more about post-traumatic stress, visit the NIMH page on the topic.