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dc.contributor.authorBrewin, Chris R.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Jessica K.
dc.contributor.authorBurchell, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-20T19:02:24Z
dc.date.available2022-05-20T19:02:24Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-20
dc.date.submitted2021-02-10
dc.identifier.otherpone-d-21-04431
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337353
dc.description.abstractTwo recent surveys have reported widely differing prevalence rates for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the U.K. police force. Stevelink et al. (2020) reported a rate of 3.9% whereas a survey conducted for the charity Police Care UK reported a rate of 20.6%. In this comment we discuss how definitions and methodological factors can impact prevalence rates. We consider a number of possible reasons for the discrepancy between the surveys, and conclude that it is most likely a method artefact. Stevelink et al.’s survey reported the prevalence of recent-onset DSM-IV PTSD only, whereas the Police Care UK survey reported the total ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD prevalence, regardless of when in the person’s career the traumatic events occurred. Analysing the Police Care UK data using Stevelink et al.’s procedures produced practically identical prevalence rates, suggesting that the discrepancy was apparent rather than real.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.subjectFormal Comment
dc.subjectSocial sciences
dc.subjectPeople and places
dc.subjectMedicine and health sciences
dc.subjectResearch and analysis methods
dc.subjectComputer and information sciences
dc.titleEstimating the total prevalence of PTSD among the UK police force: Formal comment on Stevelink et al. (2020)
dc.typeOther
dc.date.updated2022-05-20T19:02:24Z
prism.issueIdentifier5
prism.publicationNamePLOS ONE
prism.volume17
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84767
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-02-04
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pone.0268621
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
datacite.contributor.supervisoreditor: Francis, Joel Msafiri
dc.contributor.orcidBrewin, Chris R. [0000-0002-7462-4460]
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203


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