POBOS Trauma Scan
Below is a list of difficulties and negative feelings people sometimes have after stressful life or shocking events. Please read each item, and then indicate how distressing each diffculty has been for you during the past seven days with respect to the shocking event. How much have you been distressed or bothered by these difficulties? If necessary, print out the completed questionnaire and take it with you to your next appointment with the professional counsellor who is helping you. The POBOS Trauma Scan has been developed on the basis of the 'Impact of event scale - revised (IES-R)'.
SCORES: This questionnaire is only a screening tool and NOT a diagnostic test. For diagnosis, additional examination by doctor or clinical psychologist is required. The score therefore only gives an indication of possible presence (or risk) of a post-traumatic stress disorder.